Wed@2: Transformation in Silk and Wool: Raphael’s Impact on Early Modern Tapestry Design

September 7, 2022
2:00–3:00 PM

Location: CMA & Online

Innovation and experimentation were well underway in the tapestry industry in Brussels at the end of the 15th century. A remarkable transformation, however, was sparked in 1515 with the arrival from Rome of Raphael's cartoons (monumental paintings) from which the so-called Vatican Tapestries were woven, later versions of which (woven in London) are on view in the exhibition Raphael—The Power of Renaissance Images: The Dresden Tapestries and their Impact.

Guest speaker Dr. Kristen Adams (Ohio State University) will reveal the profound effect of this groundbreaking tapestry series by focusing on the brilliant collaborations between designers and master weavers in Early Modern Europe in the wake of Raphael.

In-person tickets are $5 for CMA Members, $20 Non-Members. Virtual Zoom session is free.
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Mortlake manufactory (after designs by Raphael), St. Paul Preaching at Athens (detail), after 1625. Tapestry. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
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