Marci Senders sent us the announcement for an upcoming lecture at the Textile Study Group of New York by Thomas Campbell, curator of the Metropolitan Museum’s “Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor.”
From the announcement –
From the Middle Ages until the late eighteenth century, the courts of Europe lavished vast resources on tapestries made of precious materials after designs by the leading artists of the day. Drawing from collections in more than fifteen countries, some forty rare tapestries made in Brussels, Delft, Florence, London, Munich, Paris, and Rome between 1590 and 1720 are on view in the Met’s galleries. The exhibition investigates the stylistic and technical development of this prestigious figurative medium and explores the contributions of artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Simon Vouet, Charles Le Brun, Pietro da Cortona, and Giovanni Romanelli, as they responded to the challenges of the medium in unique and spectacular ways.
The exhibit has ended, but the lecture is on Wednesday, January 16, 7 pm in New York. Link.