Slit Tapestry Red-Green

Gunta Stölzl, Slit Tapestry Red-Green, 1927-1928
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Gunta Stölzl, Slit Tapestry Red-Green, 1927-1928
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

For its director, the division of the Dessau textile class into a teaching and a production workshop opened up the possibility of exploring the artistic potential and design vocabulary of weaving. The "Schlitzgobelin Rot-Grün" (Slit Tapestry Red-Green), for which Stölzl had drafted a large number of sketches, was created within this context. The dominance of the titular red and green contrasts supports and balances the bold composition.

Literature:
Bourneuf, Annie: “A Speculative Tapestry: Gunta Stölzl’s Slit Tapestry Red-Green” in: Bauhaus Archive Berlin, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Weimar Classic Foundation (Publ.): Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, Ostfildern 2009, pg. 221 – 224.
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Publ.): Gunta Stölzl: Master at the Bauhaus Dessau. Textiles, Textile Designs and Free Works 1915 – 1983, Ostfildern-Ruit 1997.