Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is textile?

What is textile?

Textile is the term used to describe a flexible material formed by weaving, felting, crocheting, knitting or knotting long strands of natural or artificial yarn or thread. Textile artists often create their own textiles, or use selected ones in fabric art compositions.

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Sylvie Fleury

Gate of hell, 2017

Tapestry

Textile

EUR 6,000

Sylvie Fleury

Gate of hell, 2017

Tapestry

Textile

EUR 6,000

Sylvie Fleury

Gate of hell, 2017

Tapestry

Textile

EUR 6,000

Joana Vasconcelos

Lady, 2014

Sculpture / Object

Textile

EUR 20,000

Joana Vasconcelos

Emir, 2013

Sculpture / Object

Textile

EUR 22,000

Joana Vasconcelos

Lovelace, 2014

Sculpture / Object

Textile

EUR 10,500

Joana Vasconcelos

Neblina, 2014

Sculpture / Object

Textile

EUR 10,500

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism is artwork which sought to make visual statements against authority, to remove boundaries between art and everyday life, and to bridge gaps between the cultural elite and popular masses. Art in this movement embraces many earlier conventions and styles in eclectic mixtures.

Interactive art

A form of art where the spectator is involved by the artist to achieve the art's purpose. This can be done by letting the visitor or observer "walk" around, in and on the art installation. Others may ask the spectator or the artist to become part and parcel of their artwork. Works in this category often feature computers, sensors and interfaces to respond to meteorological changes, heat, motion or other input types programmed by the maker to respond to by them.

Queer aesthetics

Queer aesthetics is the term used for art which has homosexual or lesbian images related to the 1980s politics of identity and gender issues; following the AIDS crisis and feminist movement. Notable works include photography of people of ambiguous gender by artist Nan Goldin.

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