Alighiero Boetti "Thousand Longest Rivers In The World"

Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti (also known as Alighiero e Boetti; December 16, 1940 – February 24, 1994) work “Tapestry of the Thousand Longest Rivers in the World” on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York fully engaged me as a textile designer. Alighiero was considered to be a member of the art movement Arte Povera, poor art, which in the early 1970s disassociated himself with. At which point he became known as the dual persona Alighiero e Boetti an extension of the opposing factors presented in his work: the individual and society, error and perfection, order and disorder. The Tapestry of the Thousand Longest Rivers in the World was made between 1976 and 1982 and is composed of linen and cotton.