Thursday, July 30, 2009

15th-18th Century Tapisteries

Companion website to this 2008-2009 exhibit that featured life-sized tapestries from the 15th through the 18th century, depicting "allegories, biblical and Christian themes, events from ancient history, and mythological scenes, as well as representations of everyday life and verdures." Features illustrated essays on the use and function of tapestries, weaving structures, color in tapestries, and more. Includes a map and selected works from the exhibit. From the Art Institute of Chicago.
Link: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/divineart/index
Access: Free