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Entorno Quieto 5 (Stillness 5)

A tapestry of discernable, vertically hung fibers forming a large green shape at center surrounded by black, whitish curving lines forming other organic shapes throughout.

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  • A tapestry of discernable, vertically hung fibers forming a large green shape at center surrounded by black, whitish curving lines forming other organic shapes throughout.

Date:

1993

Artist:

Olga de Amaral (Colombian, born 1932)
Bogotá, Columbia

About this artwork

In this work, Olga de Amaral aligned 284 separately woven ribbons. As light travels through the spaces between them, a shifting, rippling pattern appears. It belongs to a series called Entornos (Environments), in which Amaral experiments with defining space by creating weavings that can function as walls or alter our experience of a room. She explains: “As I build these surfaces, I create spaces of meditation, contemplation, and reflection … Tapestry, fibers, strands, units, cords, all are transparent layers with their own meanings, revealing and hiding each other to make one presence, one tone that speaks about the texture of time.”

Status

On View, Gallery 59

Department

Textiles

Artist

Olga de Amaral

Title

Entorno Quieto 5 (Stillness 5)

Place

Bogotá (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1993

Medium

Horse hair and hand-spun wool

Inscriptions

714 ENTORNO QUIETO 5 220 x 220 OLGA DE AMARAL. 1993 Olga de Amaral. [signed] [cream colored rectangular cloth tag sewn onto recto; text written in black ink]

Dimensions

219.8 × 213.4 cm (86 1/2 × 84 in.)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile, Dr. and Mrs. Magnus P. Urnes Memorial, Kate S. Buckingham, and Pauline Seipp Armstrong endowment funds

Reference Number

2022.1487

Extended information about this artwork

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