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Sonata

A work made of wool and cotton; tapestry weave.

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  • A work made of wool and cotton; tapestry weave.

Date:

1976/77

Artist:

Designed by Leonardo Nierman (Mexican, born 1932)
Woven by Fritz Riedl (Austrian, 1923-2012)
Mexico, Mexico City

About this artwork

This tapestry visualizes a violin over taken by the vibrations of its own sonata. The designer, Leonardo Nierman, sensously orchestrated colors and forms to illuminate the visual and aural power of music. As a young man, Nierman aspired to be a professional violinist, but when he realized that he could not achieve the level of virtuosity he sought, he refocused his efforts on a different artistic practice.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Leonardo Nierman (Designer)

Title

Sonata

Origin

México

Date

Made 1976–1977

Medium

Wool and cotton; tapestry weave

Inscriptions

Nierman

Dimensions

297.8 × 215.4 cm (117 1/4 × 84 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dee Lamport Loew

Reference Number

1977.515

Extended information about this artwork

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