Gorski Collection Gorski No. 2 from Jan Kath
The Gorski Collection pays homage to its innovative photographer namesake in a rather interesting way.
The Gorski Collection was born out of call from advertising printers to Jan Kath to complain about the quality of the images that they had supplied for their From Russia With Love collection which depicted life in pre-revolution era Tsarist Russian captured in the photography of Sergey Prokudin-Gorski.
The irony is that Gorski had invented a new way to capture color photography that differs from the methods of more well known innovators, such as France's Lumiére Brothers, and what they had called to complain about is what sets his work apart. The images he captured in the early 1900's have an almost surreal palette of colors, resembling hand colored film with the noted exception that they also captured far more detail than early attempts at color photography. The resulting color bars from the method which utilized a spectrum filtering of three color and also functioned as registration marks to align the image have become the one of the signature features of this method. Jan Kath sought to pay homage to this innovator by making them the defining feature of this small collection as the borders seen on this rug.
The Gorski No. 2 is mostly a neutral field comprised of a wool natural toned wool and a nettle fiber blend knotted in a thicker pile. The color bars that create a border of sorts are vivid silks, which create a very dynamic piece in its simplicity.
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- Measures: 8'0" x 10'0"
- Materials: Wool and Nettle blend with Silk Accents
- Designed in Bochum, Germany
- Hand-knotted in India
- Rug Number #8449
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