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The Divine Art: Four Centuries of European Tapestries

This exhibition from the Art Institute of Chicago showcases the Museum's impressive tapestry collection, primarily acquired by donation from Chicago's wealthy merchants and industrialists, who purchased European artifacts in volume during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The website is divided into several sections, including "Tapestries in Context", with information on the uses and major periods and styles of tapestry production, from the Golden Age (most of the 16th century) through the Industrial Revolution. There is a tapestry technology section, "Tapestry Design and Weaving", that explains the collaborative nature of tapestries, from artist's design, to cartoon, to actual weaving. The website also includes digital images of about 15 selected works, such as A Falconer with Two Ladies and a Foot Soldier, c. 1500, a Golden Age tapestry in the millefleur style.
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Date of Scout Publication
November 14th, 2008
Date Of Record Creation
November 14th, 2008 at 8:58am
Date Of Record Release
November 17th, 2008 at 10:05pm
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