Aubusson Tapestry Workshop / After Phenomenon Peel of Bells Cross / 1972Aubusson Tapestry Workshop
After Phenomenon Peel of Bells Cross

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Creator Name: Aubusson Tapestry Workshop
Creator Nationality: United States
Creator Role: weaver
Creator Name-CRT: Aubusson Tapestry Workshop
Creator Name: Jenkins Paul
Creator Nationality: American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: born 1923
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Paul Jenkins
Creator Name: Ross Gloria
Creator Role: Designer
Gender: F
Creator Name-CRT: Gloria Ross
Title: After Phenomenon Peel of Bells Cross
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1972
Creation End Date: 1972
Creation Date: 1972
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: Wool, cotton; tapestry weave
Dimensions: 60 x 82 in. (152.4 x 208.3 cm)
Inscriptions: Inscribed:Signature; Inscription; Label
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 99.99.3
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Gloria F. Ross
Copyright: Courtesy the artist
Context: For centuries painters and weavers have worked in close collaboration to create portable murals called tapestries. In the 20th century one of the most famous tapestry weaving centers was in the French town of Aubusson. Abstract expressionist painter Paul Jenkins frequently explores the nature of prismatic light and color, using competing hues to reinforce a feeling of movement, and his works have inspired weavers on more than one occasion. This piece, after Jenkin's painting Phenomenon: Peel of Bells Cross, captures not only the intensity of color but also the almost watery look of the application of the pigment on the original canvas. In addition to the change of scale, the use of the tapestry form adds a distinct feeling of softness to the energy of the line work.
AMICA ID: MIA_.99.99.3
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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