Yente (Eugenia Crenovich) Tapestry no. 6 1958

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 401 The David Geffen Galleries

To create tapestries like this one, Yente brushed different colored stains of paint onto a canvas. She then used needles to push wool thread into the canvas and over the long drips of paint. Consider how fast she may have painted the colored stains, and how slow the embroidery process may have been.

Yente made “non-figurative” art that does not show real people or things. We decide what the colors, shapes, and lines in Tapestry no. 6 mean to us. What do you see? Pick a line or shape from the artwork and make the movement you think the artist made to create it.

Kids label from 2023
Wool and paint on canvas
47 5/8 × 18 7/16" (121 × 46.9 cm)
Latin American and Caribbean Fund
Object number
© Yente (Eugenia Crenovich). Courtesy of the Estate of Yente (Eugenia Crenovich)
Painting and Sculpture

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