- Olga de Amaral, Colombian, 1932-
- Born: Bogota, Colombia
Mediumfiber and gesso, paint, and gold and silver leaf on wood
Credit LineNeusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Nancy Lake Benson
Olga de Amaral (Colombian). Fragmento Once. 1975. fiber and gesso, paint, and gold and silver leaf on wood. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Nancy Lake Benson. 2000.165.
Dimensionsframe height: 11 3/4 in, 29.8450 cm; frame width: 17 1/2 in, 44.4500 cm; frame depth: 1 7/8 in, 4.7625 cm; image height: 9 7/8 in, 25.0825 cm; image width: 15 3/4 in, 40.0050 cm; depth: 1/2 in, 1.2700 cm
InscriptionTitled on verso
DepartmentAvenir Institute of Textile Arts and Fashion
CollectionTextile Arts and Fashion-Contemporary
Olga de Amaral's hallmark style is large painted and gilded weavings whose highly textured surfaces capture and change with the light. This small study, made while the artist was working in limited space, marks the beginning of this style. She later developed these ideas into large-scale pieces.
Known ProvenancePurchased August 2000 from the artist Olga de Amaral [Bogota, Columbia, b. 1932] by Nancy Lake Benson [Denver, CO, b.1932] via Bellas Artes [Santa Fe, NM]; gifted September 2000 by Nancy Lake Benson to the Denver Art Museum
- "Debut: Textile Art Acquisitions," March 17 - November 25, 2007 (DAM)
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