Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol Exhibit – Textile Museum, Toronto – October 7, 2015

Lithium Magazine

By: Kat Harlton

http://www.textilemuseum.ca/

I recently had the opportunity to explore the Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol exhibit at the Textile Museum in Toronto.  An international exhibition, it features more than 200 works on fabric taking visitors on a journey through 20th century history.

Featuring many ‘never before seen’ pieces, I was able to get up close with work by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol among others.  It was perhaps the first time I felt a real appreciation for how fashion could be used as a form of expression.

Today’s society often takes for granted our freedom in choosing not only what we wear, but when and where we wear it. This, however, was not always the case, specifically for women who were oppressed in so many ways.  Through use of fabric, these artists along with the people who chose to wear…

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