Art

Detail of 17th-century portrait of Murasaki Shikibu, wearing the j?nihitoe, by Tosa Mitsuoki (1617–1691)

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated at The Met

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Written c1000 at the imperial court in Japan by the Lady Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji has had a profound effect on the evolution of literature and romance

Tapestry by van Aelst, Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, Aelst 1502–1550 Brussels), ca. 1548. Story of Creation: God Accuses Adam and Eve after the Fall (detail). Woven under the direction of Jan de Kempeneer (Netherlandish, active 1540–56) and Frans Ghieteels (Netherlandish, active ca. 1545–after 1581), by 1551. wool, silk and gilt metallic thread

Tapestry: Thousands of Threads Weaving the Story of Life

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Tapestry is a hand-woven material with a ribbed surface created as the design is woven, the combinations of threads forming a picture, weaving the story of life

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Escher and nendo: Between 2 Worlds – NGV World Premiere Show

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Escher and nendo: Between Two Worlds, a world premiere exhibition now open at NGV International, features dazzling 3 dimensional and immersive optical illusions

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NGV: 2018 Architecture Commission – Doubleground Unveiled

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My visit to the Grollo Equiset Garden at the NGV to view its 2018 Architectural Commission Doubleground was all in all an experience to both admire and treasure

Fragment of Facade of Complesso di San Firenze, Florence, Italy

Italy: Place of Pilgrimage – Fusion of Art, Nature & Culture

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Italy and its wealth of historical ruins and art treasures still provides a rich record for visitors tracing man’s journey from prehistory to the present day