Well the weather outside is frightful but inside the Fashion and Textiles museum is a rather delightful display of artist’s textiles. This new exhibition traces the history of art in textiles throughout the 20th century, showcasing examples of work from Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore and Andy Warhol. The result is a dazzling display of colourful, intriguing and inspiring textile design.
There are cute lipsticks from Zandra Rhodes, simple bullfighting illustrations from Picasso, bugs from Andy Warhol and every pattern in between proving that impressive art doesn’t just have to hang on the walls of imposing museums. Textiles are often overlooked in the world of art but this collection rightly demonstrates that an artist’s talent and eye for detail is just as strong in fabric form. This bright and clever exhibition is certain to brighten up a drab and dreary afternoon.
Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol is on at the Fashion and Textiles Museum from 31 January – 17 May
By Amy Peck