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By Geneviève Souchal

The current exhibition is considered one of a chain of 5 labored out within the partnership among the Metropolitan Museum and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux of France. The others are: Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Italian Renaissance Drawings from the Louvre, proven on the Metropolitan in October 1974; Impressionism, which incorporated a few forty-five of the best work within the kind and was once visible on the Louvre in September and the following in December 1974; and at last, French portray from David to Delacroix, which opened in Paris within the iciness of 1974, by way of showings on the Detroit Institute of artwork within the spring of 1975 and the Metropolitan within the summer.

Following its visual appeal on the Grand Palais in Paris, Masterpieces of Tapestry was once offered in ny in organization with and lower than the patronage of the nationwide Endowment for the arts, and the nationwide Endowment for the humanities, and below the sponsorship of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Heller of latest York urban. with out the extreme relief of the 2 Endowments and the enlightened generosity of those art-loving deepest consumers the exhibition easily don't have been attainable here.

As one contemplates such treasures because the huge, immense tapestry from the Apocalypse sequence at Angers, the incomparable six items of the Lady with the Unicorn from the Cluny Museum (shown for the first—and most likely last—time with The Cloisters' Hunt of the Unicorn set), the 4 very good items lent us via the Hermitage in Leningrad, the items from the Cluny Museum of the David and Bathsheba set, and the famed Winged Stags from the Cathedral of Rouen, it can be precious to notice what tapestries themselves are within the huge viewpoint of historical past. As early as paintings is recorded we're conscious of man's urge to remodel inside partitions from uncomplicated, mute surfaces into panoramas of triumph, acts of religion, or modes of ornamental beauty. From the partitions of Lascaux and Altamira to Thera, to the painted stoas of the Acropolis, to the Clubhouse of the Cnidians at Delphi, the place Polygnotos' scenes of the underworld may perhaps as soon as be noticeable, to the palace of the Macedonian kings at Pella, to Pompeii and Herculaneum and Boscoreale, to Bury St. Edmunds and palaces and castles of the center Ages—and certainly even to our personal day—man has destroyed the grim immutability of partitions with targeted artifices, tapestries being no longer the least of those in additional contemporary occasions. as a result of the tapestry's imperviousness to chilly and damp, it used to be in a feeling northern Europe's resolution to the fresco of southern lands. [This ebook was once initially released in 1974 and has long past out of print. This version is a print-on-demand model of the unique book.]

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