Anni Albers Exhibition, Tate Modern
Nearly all Anni’s designs have a strong geometric foundation. The Tate exhibition begins with the most linear pieces of work, featuring rectangles of various scales and proportions. Subsequently, this rigidity gives way to a plethora of diagonal and flowing lines, and the use of triangles or other angular shapes in positive and negative. The weaving itself uses very fine threads, sometimes incorporating metallic materials or other shiny strips such as cellophane. Anni’s later style evolved from patterns into ‘pictorials’, which were influenced by her South American travels and ancient codices.
Until next time my creative crew,
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