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Development in Rose II

A work made of linen, warp-stripe, weft-bonded plain weave with open work and self-patterned by areas of discontinuous wefts, discountinuous single interlocking wefts, and gauze weave backed in areas with plain weave and/or main warp and ground weft floats.
© 2018 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of linen, warp-stripe, weft-bonded plain weave with open work and self-patterned by areas of discontinuous wefts, discountinuous single interlocking wefts, and gauze weave backed in areas with plain weave and/or main warp and ground weft floats.

Date:

1952

Artist:

Anni Albers (American, born Germany, 1899–1994)
United States, Connecticut, New Haven

About this artwork

Anni Albers was particularly interested in how a textile was visually defined by its technique and woven structure. In Development in Rose II, she incorporated discontinuous wefts- horizontal threads that do not travel across the entire width of the textile-punctuating the otherwise strict geometry of the piece. Knotting them in place, she added visual depth and texture.

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Artist

Anni Albers

Title

Development in Rose II

Origin

Connecticut

Date

Made 1952

Medium

Linen, warp-stripe, weft-bonded plain weave with open work and self-patterned by areas of discontinuous wefts, discountinuous single interlocking wefts, and gauze weave backed in areas with plain weave and/or main warp and ground weft floats

Inscriptions

Inscription: Anni Albers

Dimensions

62 × 45.2 cm (24 3/8 × 17 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Laurance H. Armour, Jr. and Margot B. Armour Family Foundation

Reference Number

1970.345

Copyright

© 2018 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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