September 18, 2011

Portuguese Pastrana Tapestries Exhibition in USA


 1471-1475, wool and silk tapestry, overall: 400 x 1082 cm (157 1/2 x 426 in.),
Photos: The National Gallery, Paul M.R. Maeyaert, Dennis Brack/Black Star

Please, read all text here.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. is where you can watch The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries. The Pastrana Tapestries will remain at the museum from September 18, 2011 through January 8, 2012. They  are among the finest Gothic tapestries in the world. They were made to commemorate the conquest of two strategically located cities in Morocco by the king of Portugal, Afonso V (1432–1481). 

The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery and the Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Madrid in association with the embassies of Spain and Portugal, the Spain-USA Foundation, and with the cooperation of the embassies of Belgium and Morocco in Washington, DC, as well as the Diocese of Sigüenza-Guadalajara and the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Pastrana, Spain. 

From Washington, the Pastrana Tapestries will travel to the Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas (February 5–May 13, 2012); the San Diego Museum of Art (June 10–September 9, 2012); and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (October 5, 2012–January 6, 2013). The exhibition was made possible through the support of the governments of Spain, Belgium and Portugal.


 The Conquest of Tangier, (detail) c. 1471-1475, wool and silk tapestry, 
overall: 400 x 1082 cm (157 1/2 x 426 in.) 

More information about ? Read Washington Post's art review, here!


1 comment:

  1. Really good post! Have a look at my latest painting: oil paintings - Object of timeless beauty;

    ReplyDelete

Thank you very much for visiting A Portuguese Love. Come back soon!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...