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Yuan Mu

Yuan Mu

Cambridge, MA, US

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Digital Tapestries

The art of tapestry relies on the techniques of incorporating intricate chromatic gradients and fine

material textures with the aim to achieve the perception of an overall picture. From the Middle

Ages to the Baroque period, royalty and the church commissioned a whole series of designs from the most sought-after artists of their times - Raffaello, Rubens, Goya. Many 20th-century architects and artists, including Picasso, Matisse and Braque, liked having their designs translated into woven tapestries; Le Corbusier made at least 27 tapestry drawings, known as cartoons, from 1936 to 1965. Tapestry can be understood as a digital medium, composed point by point, thread by thread, accordingly to various degree of resolution. Nowadays this work continues to fascinate, because of its mix of visual intricacy, its relationship to scale and the wide possibilities to translate such drawings into digitally fabricated surfaces (either digitally printed or robotically knitted). The visual field of a tapestry is grainy; every stitch can be considered like a pixel.

 
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Status: School Project

 
single piece: pinted on textile
single piece: pinted on textile
single piece: pinted on vinyl
single piece: pinted on vinyl