Maria Węgrzyniak-Szczepkowska

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Historian of philosophy and visual artist based in Poland, known for unique contemporary textile art. Her distinctive, original tapestries constitute a combination of traditional weaving techniques with innovative use of electric cables, paper, clothing items, leather and other raw materials. The original technical solutions and manful choice of themes were distinguished within the Competition MUZA 2015 – Magdalena Abakanowicz (2015) , V National Art Competition (2015) and the Tapestry of the Year Competition (2015) . The works found their way to the collection of  Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński (collections of the Institute of Primate’s Chapel in Choszczówka, near Warsaw, Poland). Read more >>

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MUZA 2015 – Magdalena Abakanowicz, ogólnopolski, interdyscyplinarny konkurs artystyczny

November 28, 2015 – December 12, 2015

Gala Finałowa oraz wernisaż wystawy odbędzie się dnia 28.11.2015 (sobota) o godz. 18.00. Podczas wydarzenia ogłoszeni zostaną Zwycięzcy – zdobywca Grand Prix Konkursu MUZA 2015, zdobywcy II i III miejsca oraz Nagrody Publiczności. Kuratorzy wystawy: Edyta Dzierż i Marcin Kokoszko.

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Tapestry

PAST & PRESENT

Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. It is a plain weft-faced weave having weft threads of different colours worked over portions of the warp to form the design. Most weavers use a natural warp thread, such as linen or cotton. The weft threads are usually wool or cotton, but may include silk, gold, silver, or other alternatives. Read more >>

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