“A Weaver Who Changed Art”

Anni Albers wall hanging

An Anni Albers wall hanging from 1926. Credit2018 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, via DACS, London.

“[Anni Albers] could’ve done painting later on, but she immersed herself in thread: Anni was a great person for working with limitations,” [Nicholas Fox] Weber said. “She used thread to make abstract art. Her best wall hangings from the Bauhaus and the rest of her weaving life are as great, and very similar to, work by Klee or Mondrian. They’re pure abstractions: It’s only the medium that’s different.”

(Farah Nayeri, “At Tate Modern, An Anni Albers Retrospective,” NYTimes, 10-10-18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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