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LES FRESQUES MOBILES DU NORD: TAPISSERIES DE NOS REGIONS, XVIe-XXe SIECLE (The Movable Frescoes of the North: Tapestries of Our Regions, 16th-20th Century). Hessenhuis, Antwerp, 1994. Published in association with Martial & Snoeck, Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, Ghent. 200 pp. with 167 ills. (119 col.). 30 x 23 cm. ISBN 9053491074 In French.
A broad overview of the history of Flemish tapestry-making that emphasizes the vigorous revival of the art form by modern Belgian artists, this catalogue features illustrations of some 120 tapestries and related textile pieces dating from the 1500s to the 1990s, the selection encompassing Renaissance tableaux depicting mythological and allegorical subjects, 19th-century works on historical themes, and numerous expressive figurative and abstract compositions of the 20th century. Seven essays chronicle the development of Flemish tapestry traditions in Brussels, Antwerp, Oudenaarde, Mechelen and other cities, discuss major figures and stylistic trends in the interwar and postwar periods, and describe weaving techniques, materials and methods of conservation.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium — Several Periods — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 02,03,04,19
Worldwide Number: 024730
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