Monday, January 14, 2008

Intricate Tapestry Designs

Design based on Jan Snellinck the Elder, Michiel Coxie, Netherlands 1652
Hans Kneiper Design Denmark 1585
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The Metropolitan Art Museum recently had a special exhibition of baroque tapestries. Here are two amazingly intricate examples from long ago. To view more of the exhibit click here : Threads of Splendor
Thanks to Marshall Sponder for hiking all over NYC to art galleries and museums to blog about these shows for the rest of us who don't happen to live there :
Art New York City .

The Art of Amy Crehore

1 comment:

Now.Seo said...

Thanks Amy!

Until I saw this show I had no idea that Tapastries were so important in the 16th and 17th centuries - more important than paintings - even, at least, to many of the Royal Courts that commissioned the works.

I only wish I had given my self more time - there was too much to take in for just one visit.