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.
- Currently Off View
- Leonardo Nierman (Designer)
- Made 1976–1977
- Wool and cotton; tapestry weave
- 297.8 × 215.4 cm (117 1/4 × 84 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Dee Lamport Loew