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Drawing, Textile Design: The Dance

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Angelo Testa. We acquired it in 2001. Its medium is pen and black ink on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This evocative linear design, for a printed textile, presents an abstraction of motion in space, a concept that Testa would have been introduced to at the New Bauhaus School of Design by the avant-garde artist and designer, László Moholy-Nagy.

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Drawing, Textile Design: The Dance; Designed by Angelo Testa (American, 1921–1984); USA; pen and black ink on paper; 2001-9-1

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

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