It’s grey and cold outside, so let’s take a walk indoors, inside the Art Institute of Chicago to the Weaving Beyond the Bauhaus exhibit. (If you click on the link, you can see a wonderful creation that I couldn’t photograph well. Worth the click.) And you can read a bit more about the exhibit, the movement, and the weavers here.

But if you just want to walk, you’ll find some fascinating and unusual uses of weaving, starting with this first one. I can’t even imagine the amount of time and material this took, to say nothing of a very large studio area!

These three are all quite different, but all appealing to me.

There are quite a few more pieces in this special exhibit, but that will do for today. If next week is cold, we may have to walk around here a bit more or take a look at Islamic art and jewelry. In the meantime, grab a cup of tea or coffee and just enjoy the weaving.

for Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. jpeggytaylor says:

    I love to see the work of great textile artists. Wonderful pieces. Thanks for sharing.

  2. lifelessons says:

    I, too, love these pieces..

  3. Su Leslie says:

    Thank you for this Janet. I studied the Bauhaus weavers in an art history class and I’d love to see this exhibition.

    • You’d love it, Su, especially as you’ve studied the weavers. I hope you clicked on the link to see the special piece that was so difficult to photograph because of lighting. I’ll have another post with so more pieces, so stay tuned (as I know you always do.)

  4. happyface313 says:

    🙂 It looks quite interesting. Weaving has some sort of „calm“ to the mind, I would think.
    HAPPY Monday! xo 🙂

  5. I am always amazed at what true artists can do with materials that are just that to me – materials.

  6. Marvelous fiber arts, thanks.

  7. Dan Antion says:

    I love the group of three hanging pieces! Thanks for sharing your tour with us.

  8. restlessjo says:

    I note I have till 17th Feb to get there, Janet, but I doubt it’ll be warm enough before then. Nice share, hon! Islamic art sounds good too 🙂 🙂

  9. I always loved that tall (imitation horse tail/sea creature) woven piece! Bauhaus was such an exciting era and influence. Thanks for including these tangles

  10. Prior... says:

    I love fiber art – or textile art – whatever the name for it is 🙂
    and I like how the sign said that these artists wanted to show that “color light and abstraction” could be shown across media – such a good point

  11. margaret21 says:

    These are wonderful! Worth a walk to see them…

    • I’m glad you thought so. There will be another post on them soon. We took the train into the city, then had a walk from the station to the museum, but it’s wasn’t too bad.


  12. […] exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, so let’s get going. (Here’s the link to the prior post if you missed it.) There are some very fine (as opposed to coarse) weavings as well as another one […]

  13. Lignum Draco says:

    Fascinating designs.

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