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a Delft Tapestry, tapisserie de Delft 17th' the Rome construction'

a Delft Tapestry, tapisserie de Delft 17th' the Rome construction'


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Hangings: Pre 1700: Item # 1423661
galerie Cecile Kerner
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14,rue des minimes Brussels 1000
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 €25,000.00 
after the fall of antwerp in 1585 craftsmen and artists emigrate to escape spanish domination.we find some in Delft .These works on the collections of tapestries have highlighted the duality of this medium, its decorative end: the fabrics are generally strongly colored and their patterns charged with meaning, since the carpets most often represent stories (these are considerations that 'also apply to painting). The decorative function of the tapestry is inseparable from its social and political role. The hangings are taken into account in the ceremonial of the court. Their number was important and had to be proportional to the rank of the prince who owned them. Thomas Campbell thus analyzed the conditions under which the four greatest lovers of tapestries of the Renaissance, Pope Leo X, Charles V, Henry VIII and François I, bid on each other to obtain the most sumptuous pieces (Campbell , 2007). The tapestry, an outward sign of wealth, supported the dignity and greatness of its owner. In addition, it is always the same hangings which recur in the descriptions of interiors and in the reports of ceremonies, because they characterized the princes who owned them: the Acts of the Apostles of Leo X, the History of Abraham and the History of Julius Caesar of Henry VIII, History of Scipio of Francis I. These series represent the achievements of famous men of Antiquity, patriarchs of the Bible, heroes of Greco-Roman mythology. The universal character of the subjects prevails: it was in the figures represented that the occupant of the place where the tapestries were hung could be recognized as well as his guests. The impetus for study came from the United States. In the space of about a century, American museums have assembled beautiful collections offering a vast panorama of the art of tapestry, without however managing to compete with the famous series of Madrid and Vienna, from the Old Regime Europe. These sets come from collections collected, then donated or bequeathed to museums by the great American industrialists and their heirs, the Hearsts, Kress, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Gardner, Harriman,Since the end of the 1960s, a vast enterprise of publication of the major collections of fabrics and other hangings (carpets, embroidery, canvas) of these museums has been carried out. we have here a mythologic story of the Rome creation with romulus giving his instructions for the construction of rome .after he offered fruits to the gods .that is maybe we find fruits on the border 320cm/320cm
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