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Frida Hansen: A Norwegian Art Nouveau Artist in Wool

July 8, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Frida Hansen: A Norwegian Art Nouveau Artist in Wool (Webinar)

Saturday, July 8 | 1:00-2:00 pm CT

Location: Online on Zoom

Join writer and weaver Robbie LaFleur for a lecture on the life and work of the innovative Norwegian tapestry artist Frida Hansen (1855-1931). LaFleur spent the month of May 2019, in Stavanger, Norway, on a master artist fellowship from the American Scandinavian Foundation. She studied the weaving of Hansen, whose work captured flowers, enigmatic women, trees, and mermaids in flowing Art Nouveau style.

Frida Hansen was famous for her monumental tapestries, but she also designed transparencies—curtains and hangings with wool warp and weft. In her signature technique, she left open unwoven areas in the weaving, making the textiles flowing and flexible. Her striking designs were enhanced by the play of light and dark with the open warps.

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July 8, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM