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Hermann Obrist “Grober Blutentraum” wall hanging, 1895. This Jugendstil designer studied natural sciences at the University of Heidelberg, then trained in ceramics and sculpture. He later established an embroidery workshop in France with Berthe Rouchet. His writhing and undulating forms (“whiplash curves”) were not only abstractions from his studies in cell structure, root formation and plant morphology, but also were “visions” reflecting his inner turmoil.