Primitive Mysteries (or Buddha in a Blast Furnace)

Item

Title

Primitive Mysteries (or Buddha in a Blast Furnace)

Date

1951

Description

These hangings (1977.019.001 - 1977.019.008, a part of the "Steel Series") were conceived and executed between between 1935 and 1975, when Mildred Johnstone was a resident of the Lehigh Valley. As a wife of the Vice President of Bethlehem Steel, she made frequent tours of the mills, and was inspired to record her responses in these works. Rectangular, with design laid out vertically. Design consists of a black "frame", abstract human figure in band at bottom, abstract industrial buildings in U-shape up left and right sides, figure of buddha flanked by U-shaped series of abstract masks. Lotus shape. 3/4 inch velcro tape mounted across top edge. Colors inlcude light brown, strong purple, and deep orange.
Textile consisting of abstract human figures in band at bottom, abstract industrial buildings in U-shape up left and right sides, figure of large Buddha flanked by U-shaped series of abstract masks.

Source

Allentown Art Museum

Rights

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT (NKC)

Item sets

A textile consisting of industrial workers at the bottom, abstract industrial buildings in U-shape up left and right sides, and a large manifestation of Buddha flanked by a U-shaped series of abstract masks. AAM_010.jpg

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