The subject of public procurement is the preservation / restoration of historic tapestries
from the collection of Decorative Arts in Prague.
As well as there being different styles of dorm tapestries
to choose from, there are plenty of dorm room decorating opportunities with a dorm tapestry as part of a college dorm checklist.
Commissioned by the Portuguese king Afonso V to commemorate his recent conquests in North Africa and created by weavers in Flanders in about 1470, the Pastrana tapestries
were nearly lost to neglect in recent decades.
In the late medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, tapestries
were among the most prestigious objects owned by the European elite, their cost surpassing that of sculptures or paintings.
Installed in the Palace of Westminster after being purchased by James I in 1616, the tapestries
were destroyed in the Old Palace fire of 1834.
It marks the first time the tapestries
and designs have gone on show together and something that the High Renaissance artist never witnessed himself.
Recent research undertaken in preparation for the publication of a catalogue of the Acton tapestries
has established some elements of the remarkable history of this tapestry, which has recently been identified as depicting the story of Saturn and Philyra (Fig.
Chuck Close's more active involvement with Flanders Tapestries
, on the other hand, is in keeping with both his long-standing attachment to transforming photographs into large-scale pictures via gridded matrices that lend themselves to digital translation, as well as his current interest in the photograph's most retardataire form, the daguerreotype.
He engaged skilled painters, including Karel van Mander and Hendrick Cornelis Vroom, to design complex tapestries
, such as a series commemorating the British defeat of the Spanish Armada.
The Unicorn Is Found tapestry is one of the famous seven Unicorn Tapestries
hanging at The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum's branch of medieval art.
Author Susan Groag Bell's thirty-year search for the City of Ladies tapestries
begins when she stumbles upon a reference in the 1547 inventory of King Henry VIII's effects held by his daughter Elizabeth I.
Approximately one-third of her business is house and cottage portrait work, while the Heritage Series (of old mines and towns) and industrial site portraits, picture framing and tapestries
comprise the other two-thirds.
But rather than featuring paintings or sculptures or prints, this exhibition focuses on handmade tapestries
Weaving Sacred Stories: French Choir Tapestries
and the Performance of Clerical Identity.
feature a woman and a unicorn, but little is known about their actual construction and the real story portrayed within the pieces.