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Title

Evolution of Textiles in Art: Late 19th Century to Contemporary

Presenter Information

Savannah YoungFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Studio Art

Minor

none

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Antje Gamble, PhD

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Very recently in the art world we’ve begun to witness a reclaiming of textile art by female artists. This writing is a qualitative review of the role of textiles in recent art history as well as an analysis of the relationship between female artists and this particular sect of craft. Major movements considered in this analysis are the Arts and Crafts Movement, Bauhaus, and Contemporary Art. The purpose of this work is to develop a deeper understanding of the shift occurring in contemporary art by picking apart the events leading up to its existence in order to theorize what place textile art may have in the future.

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Evolution of Textiles in Art: Late 19th Century to Contemporary

Very recently in the art world we’ve begun to witness a reclaiming of textile art by female artists. This writing is a qualitative review of the role of textiles in recent art history as well as an analysis of the relationship between female artists and this particular sect of craft. Major movements considered in this analysis are the Arts and Crafts Movement, Bauhaus, and Contemporary Art. The purpose of this work is to develop a deeper understanding of the shift occurring in contemporary art by picking apart the events leading up to its existence in order to theorize what place textile art may have in the future.