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Gunta Stolzl

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Here we go again. Falling in love with the simplicity and the power of shape and the beauty of color and color combinations.  I am continually in awe of all you can learn on the internet.

Today I fell in love with the weaving of Gunta Stolzl

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I started searching about rugs and weaving and came across Christopher Farr | Cloth and then the search was on. His fabrics and rugs are incredible. I perused his site and love that he has made rugs based on the Bauhaus Designs. Perhaps he loved Gunta also.

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Then after more searching, I explored the works of “Gunta Stölzl who was a German textile artist who played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop. The weaving workshop was one of the most successful workshops at the Bauhaus. It was primarily attended by women. Here, they experimented with both traditional and industrialized weaving techniques. The colour and formal vocabulary was strongly influenced by Paul Klee’s theories. The Bauhaus fabrics were produced as yard goods, and new types of synthetic fibres were developed for upholstery fabrics. Read More

Paul Klee essentially developed his theory of art during his time at the Bauhaus. In 1920, in his book on the theory of art, ‘Creative Confession’, he stated, ‘Art does not reproduce the visible but makes it visible.’

Gunta Stolzl created immense change within the textile field by uniting art practices taught at Bauhaus with traditional textile techniques and became the first woman Master at the Bauhaus school. Read More History of Textile art. https://www.textileartist.org/textile-artist-gunta-stolzl-1897-1983/

Her works were by a human of rare talent.

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Take the time to explore Gunta Stolzl a wonderful weaver.  Read more about Gunta Stölzl who was a German textile artist who played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop. Wikipedia

When Gunta Stölzl leaves the Bauhaus in 1931 in the wake of a rebellion in the weaving workshop, Anni Albers takes over as head of the workshop, thereby becoming one of the few women to hold such a position. Learn more see: Josef and Anni Albers

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