Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s embroidery and textile artworks were neglected in exhibitions on the artist for many years, often due to a fear of her work being misinterpreted as ‘arts and crafts’ rather than fine art. Taeuber-Arp however treated her ‘crafts and marionettes’ and ‘paintings and reliefs’ as works of equal standing. This piece, featuring embroidered abstract figures using wool of canvas, is one in a series of pieces exploring the same motif, created in a variety of mediums.
Please note that 80 x 60 cm is the largest size option available for this print.
Date of work
Original: Wool on canvas 49 × 47.6 cm Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin Photo: Alex Delfanne
Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) was an artist but also a dancer, designer, puppet maker, architect and editor. A true pioneer of modern art, she became a teacher after studying art and dance and later taught others how to design patterns for textiles. She ‘lived abstraction’, and became one of the most important concrete and geometric abstract artists. Responsible for co-founding the dada art movement, Tauber-Arp’s way with colours and shapes unlocked new possibilities in art, costume and interior design.