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Hanging, Four Seasons, 1964

This is a Hanging. It was designed by Luba Krejci and made by Luba Krejci. It is dated 1964 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is linen and its technique is bobbin lace using discontinuous tape technique. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Luba Krejci (1925-2005) occupies a unique position in the history of fiber art. Recognized for her innovative thread drawings in the international fiber art movement, she was also active in her native Czechoslovakia, where she worked to preserve and advance traditional techniques. Although most known for her work in lace, she also produced embroideries and printed textiles, among other fiber works.
Four Seasons was designed as a prototype for others to re-create in bobbin lace. With a smiling sun at the center, the work radiates outward, reaching a diameter of over three feet. Skirted women stand amid the sun’s rays, some bearing the fruits of the seasons: a fish, a goose, a basket of buns. One holds a swaddled baby. This cheerful, pastoral imagery differs from the haunting, abstract figures that feature in Krejci’s thread drawings, most of which were created using a technique of the artist’s invention, which she called natik.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled One Artist's Range From Traditional to Abstract.

This object was donated by Dr. Herbert Paskow and Beverly Paskow and catalogued by Milton Sonday. It is credited Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Paskow.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 97.8 x 100.3 cm (38 1/2 x 39 1/2 in.)

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Hanging, Four Seasons, 1964; Designed by Luba Krejci (Czech, 1925–2005); linen; H x W: 97.8 x 100.3 cm (38 1/2 x 39 1/2 in.); Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Paskow; 1982-9-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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