“Window blocks” is a traditional double cloth pattern, but Landis pushes its design capabilities by developing complex color systems in both the windows and frame. With a nod to Josef Albers’s Homage to the Square paintings, he lines each side of each window with a contrasting color, shifting our perception of the colors within.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Richard Landis.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
Frame H x W x D: 119.4 × 45.1 cm (47 × 17 3/4 in.) H x W: 104.1 × 31.1 cm (41 in. × 12 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Textile, Apollo; Richard Landis (American, b. 1931); mercerized cotton double weave; Frame H x W x D: 119.4 × 45.1 cm (47 × 17 3/4 in.) H x W: 104.1 × 31.1 cm (41 in. × 12 1/4 in.); Gift of Richard Landis; 2018-15-6
American designer Richard Landis is a master colorist and weaver whose visual language is that of an abstract artist.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis.