Ornamento y Ley (Arte de armario) (Ornament and Law [Wardrobe Art])

Juan Luis Moraza

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 1960
  • Series: 
    Arte de armario (Wardrobe Art)
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  • Material: 
    Acrylic silk satin
  • Technique: 
    Silk screen print
  • Descriptive technique: 
    A work made up of two silk screen printed and folded sheets
  • Dimensions: 
    5 x 45,5 x 33 cm
  • Category: 
    Sculpture, Decorative arts, Textiles
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A series of sculptures made up of different objects and references to daily life, in this case satin sheets bearing a printed Spanish Workers’ Statute. These legal principles take on a decorative, ornamental role, while the title, Ornament and Law, alludes to Adolf Loos’s famous article “Ornament and Crime”, in which the architect traces the evolution of modern architecture through a critique of decorative arts.