“Close attention, rigour, and excellence are the qualities that enable the cartoon designers to guide artists in translating their visual language as accurately as possible”
Having been practically forgotten for a century, tapestry-making experienced a revival in the 20th century thanks to personalities like Le Corbusier and Jean Lurçat, who helped to liberate tapestry from its subservience to painting, endowing it with a new architectural dimension. Modern and contemporary artists made no mistake: they recognised tapestry’s distinctive value and resonance. Now drawing inspiration from photography, computer-generated images, collage or paintings, contemporary tapestry fosters an ongoing dialogue with other art forms, defiantly embracing all styles.
Photo 1 © Object Studies — Installation view of Etel Adnan | Gerhard Richter at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2017