Olga de Amaral: Woven Gold
Lost Image I, courtesy of Bellas Artes Gallery
Prepare to be dazzled! Through April 25, 1999 the golden tapestries of Olga de Amaral will illuminate The Albuquergue Museum. Olga de Amaral creates her spectacular pieces by applying gold and silver leaf and acrylic paint to a blank canvas of woven silk, cotton, horsehair or linen. The result is a shimmering masterpiece that commands international recognition. Besides worldwide exhibitions, de Amaral's works are included in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Chicago's Art Institute.
Olga de Amaral was born in Bogota, Colombia where she first studied architecture at the Collegio Mayor de Cundinamarca. However, it was at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1954 where she discovered her love of textiles. After years of experimenting with design and color she created her signature work, golden panels that glisten as they catch.light at different angles. The collection has been called serene, regal and shimmering. The Albuquerque Museum is proud to display Olga de Amaral's golden tapestries. The works are shown courtesy of the Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
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