06 août 2018

Tapestry with horseman, Egypt (Coptic), 7th century

Tapestry with horseman, dyed wool and undyed linen, Egypt (Coptic), 7th century. Diam: 20 cm. Inv. no. 3/2006. © The David Collection. A dry climate has preserved large numbers of colorful tapestries that were produced in Egypt by Coptic Christians both before and after the Muslim conquest in 641. Their decoration first and foremost reflects the motifs of Late Antiquity, but also the textiles that were woven by the Byzantines, who had ruled Egypt for periods. The use of the tapestry or kilim techniques and wool and linen as... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2015

Exhibition presents 16th century tapestries from Kunsthistorisches Museum's rich holdings

Heracles Decapitating the Lernaean Hydra. Tapestry from the series “The Labours of Heracles” (detail) produced under Michiel van Orley, Oudenaarde, c. 1550/65. Wool, silk; 418 x 544 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Kunstkammer © KHM Museumsverband. VIENNA.- Embellishing rooms with textiles dates back to the earliest civilisations. In the Middle Ages precious textiles were most of all the prerogative of the nobility, reflecting a prince’s prestige and authority. Tapestries were much sought-after. Their extremely time-consuming... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2010

Textiles in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Tapestry with Dragons and Flowers, 11th–12th century, Eastern Central Asia. Silk tapestry; 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 33 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1987 (1987.275) The treatment of both the dragon and the background of this silk tapestry is typical of Central Asia, where motifs enjoyed great longevity and creative recombination. The form of the dragon, with a long snout and its tail hooked behind its leg, represents a Tang-dynasty convention that survived in Central Asia until at least the Yuan... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2010

A French allegorical tapestry. Paris, mid-17th century

A French allegorical tapestry. Paris, mid-17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Woven in silks and wools, depicting 'March' from the series 'Les Mois de Lucas', with fishermen in a river by a town, courtly-dressed figures walking across a bridge, within an elaborate border decorated with putti and birds between floral garlands, centred to all four sides with medallions and to the angles with the mask of Venus within a stylised shell, within a blue outer slip; 10 ft. 3 in. x 8 ft. 5 in. (312 cm. x 258 cm.) - -... [Lire la suite]