Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė

Crisis

2010

In different historical periods, textile artworks, especially classic tapestry, reflected the key events in countries: victories in wars, prosperity of states, the lives of royal families and nobility. Since the medieval times representational carpets have been arranged according to certain canons. The centre of tapestry showed the thematic composition, while the edges were surrounded by decorative-made natural motifs that imitated luxury frames in the Baroque period and were called curbs.

The modern tapestry (based on the classical composition canon) Crisis de-picts the most important event in Lithuania during 2010-2012. This is an ironic remark to the universal hysteria of the crisis period. Obviously, the crisis has become the major event in the life of society; while the word cri-sis is visible and repeated constantly as the main leitmotif of this period.

Technique: digital jacquard weaving

Dimensions: 120 x 70 cm