In the Carpet | Über den Teppich
Rudolf Lutz (*1895, Heilbronn – 1966, Stuttgart) was a Bauhaus student, and it is only recent years that the work of Bauhaus students has been the focus of considerable research and public interest. The encounters between various shapes and the irregularity of the formal arrangement of the pictorial elements is reminiscent of Wassily Kandinsky’s constructivist compositions. But this work is not only a painting made by means of the art of weaving – it also displays typical features of a work in textiles. The regularly knotted woollen threads and the running warps clearly give this work the character of a textile. At the bottom right there is a signature – as a painter might add – with initials woven into the cloth, so that the work stands right at the threshold between a freely designed work of art and a work in textiles.
Bauhaus: The Art of the Students, Bauhaus Dessau