Silver Blast Furnace Against a Gray Sky

Item

Title

Silver Blast Furnace Against a Gray Sky

Date

1954

Description

In Silver Blast Furnace, from 1954, Mildred Johnstone once again turned to the Bethlehem Steel plant for inspiration. Johnstone usually chose bright colors, but in this embroidery she used black and shades of gray, accented with red, a choice that emphasized the industrial character of her subject. As with many of her embroideries, she collaborated with the artist Joseph Cantieni, who made several preparatory sketches for this piece. (For Cantieni’s drawing search keyword “Cantieni”; for other Mildred Johnstone embroideries search keyword “Johnstone”.)
Abstract textile consisting largely of panels in shades of white and grey. Vibrant red orange threads are woven in circular shapes throughout.

Source

Allentown Art Museum

Rights

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT (NKC)

Item sets

A textile consisting largely of panels in shades of white and grey. Vibrant red-orange threads are woven in circular shapes throughout.AAM_012.jpg

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