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The Field of Textiles and “Art”

leonardo da Vinci :The Vetruvian man, c.1490

Over the past five years textiles have increasingly featured in art exhibitions where curators and art scholars have described them from a rather one-dimensional perspective, regarding them as factors influencing the development of art, as fiberarts or textile art. It is not surprising that the textile medium – its materials, the various manifestations of its techniques and its visual content – should be approached in artistic ways. However, this applies to all media that are subject to sensory perception, except […]