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The current exhibition is one in every 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 used to be visible on the Louvre in September and the following in December 1974; and eventually, French portray from David to Delacroix, which opened in Paris within the wintry weather of 1974, through showings on the Detroit Institute of paintings 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 awarded in long island in organization with and lower than the patronage of the nationwide Endowment for the arts, and the nationwide Endowment for the humanities, and lower than the sponsorship of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Heller of recent York urban. with out the extreme relief of the 2 Endowments and the enlightened generosity of those art-loving inner most consumers the exhibition easily do not need 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 significant items lent us by means of 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 important to notice what tapestries themselves are within the vast standpoint of background. As early as paintings is recorded we're conscious of man's urge to remodel inside partitions from easy, mute surfaces into panoramas of triumph, acts of religion, or modes of ornamental attractiveness. 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 well 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 awful immutability of partitions with designated artifices, tapestries being now not the least of those in additional fresh occasions. as a result tapestry's imperviousness to chilly and damp, it was once in a feeling northern Europe's resolution to the fresco of southern lands. [This booklet 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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