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Artist Textiles: From Picasso To Warhol – Toronto Exhibition Starts May 2nd 2015

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Starting on May 2nd, the Textile Museum in Toronto is running a major international exhibition featuring some of the most beautiful textiles of the 20th-century by some of the world’s most renowned artists.

From Picasso to Warhol examines more than 200 works of art on fabric.  It explores European and American art movements including Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Modernism, Surrealism and Pop Art.  It features works from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Sonia Delaunay, Marc Chagall, Henry Moore, Fernand Léger, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder, as well as leading fashion designers.  Most of the textiles on display have never been on display before.

Textile design allowed artists’ work to be more accessible to the public. It allowed anyone to purchase things like a Joan Miró dress or a Salvador Dalí tie, not just the wealthy.  More well known are the pieces created by Andy Warhol in the 1960’s, including his food related patterns, but even his work hasn’t been widely seen until recently.

From Picasso To Warhol runs from May 2, 2015 – Oct 4, 2015 at the Textile Museum in Toronto.

Photo:  Textile Museum Facebook



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