Olga de Amaral
Olga de Amaral is active/lives in Colombia, United States, Latin America. Olga de Amaral is known for painting, textile art.
Biography Olga de Amaral
Born in 1932, Olga de Amaral is one of the foremost textile artists in Latin America. Trained in the United States at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, her work is equally informed by aspects of modernism, contemporary design, indigenous and colonial arts of the Americas, as well as traditional Japanese art. In a career spanning over five decades, Amaral has crafted a distinct approach to weaving that embraces a plethora of cultural and artistic sources while ably transcending the boundaries of craft, painting, sculpture, and installation art.
In the mid-1970s Amaral introduced the use of gold as an essential formal and signifying element in her woven work. The latter would soon become her si
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