Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

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03/01/2020 11:00 - 05/10/2020 17:00

Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

From the event organizer:
In 1930s Paris, leading modern artists experimented with tapestry design, thanks to pioneering entrepreneur Marie Cuttoli (1879–1973). Cuttoli lived between Algeria and Paris and collected work by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Georges Braque. This exhibition traces her career, from her early work in fashion and interiors to her revival of the French tapestry industry. She commissioned the most celebrated artists of her time—Rouault, Léger, Picasso, Braque, Le Corbusier, Man Ray, and Miró, among others—to create designs for the historic tapestry workshops in Aubusson. By uniting these important paintings and drawings with the resulting tapestry, this exhibition shows their true purpose, revealing modernism’s profound dialogue with the decorative arts.

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