Ptolemy Mann's Chromatic Minimalism

Wilson, Ian
January 2004
Surface Design Journal;Winter2004, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p18
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the woven textiles of Ptolemy Mann, a London, England-based weaver whose artistic work is focused on color. Sometimes the work of Mann is compared to painting, however, she provided an important reason in the difference of weaving and painting, which lies in the very making of woven textiles. Lots of her work are for commissions including the Turquoise and Scarlet Installation, which are for the London apartments of two architects. Moreover, Mann's modern dyeing skills, appreciation of color theory, and deep interest in architecture for the creation of textiles, expresses her attainment of minimalism in color.


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