Tapestry

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

Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV – In The City of Angels

Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV – In The City of Angels

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Currently The Getty Center is showcasing Woven Gold, 14 monumental tapestries works of great art from French royal collection until May 1, in the city of Angels

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

Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst & Renaissance Tapestry

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Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry will provide a reassessment of the artist’s contribution to an ever evolving Northern Renaissance

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The Lady and The Unicorn and ‘Millefleurs’ Style Tapestries

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The Lady and the Unicorn medieval ‘Millefleurs’ Style Tapestries represent the important human senses; sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch as well as desire!

The Failure of Sir Gawaine: Sir Gawaine and Sir Uwaine at the Ruined Chapel, Number 4 of the Holy Grail tapestries woven by Morris & Co. 1891-94 for Stanmore Hall

Tapestry Tales – Weaving the Threads of Destiny

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In Greek Mythology the three Goddesses of Destiny and Fate were recorded in many formats, including tapestries that depicted them weaving the threads of destiny

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World Textile Trade 1500 -1800 – Pre-Industrial Revolution

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Textiles as a commodity and cultural conflict are both a consequence and a casualty of the effects caused by expansion of European colonial empires 1500 to 1800

Detail: Garden, The Met Cloisters, New York

Unicorns in Medieval & Renaissance Art – On Show at New York

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An exhibition on the theme of the unicorn in medieval and Renaissance art will mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of The Cloisters at The Met Museum, NY

Graham Geddes – Antiquities and Decorative Arts End Sale

Graham Geddes – Antiquities and Decorative Arts End Sale

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On the weekend of the 15th and 16th September at Melbourne an auction of 1836 items by Leonard Joel will see dealer Graham Geddes collection come to an end sale

Fate and Destiny

Fate and Destiny

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Woven textiles were a measure for the status and wealth of a society from ancient times. At Arras in France, an important garrison town for the Roman Empire the entire population converted to Christianity in the fourth century. It became a centre for the wool industry and its wealth grew…