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Tapestry Art’s Exciting Story and Contemporary Masters


Andrey V. Tapestry is one of the oldest woven textile crafts. It is usually made on a vertical-loom loom. The weaving technique used in tapestry is to hide all warp threads in the finished item [1]. This is in contrast to cloth weaving where both the threads and warp may be visible after the item’s been finished. Tapestry is similar in its ability to be done on large scales.

Tapestries are also a great art form that was created by well-known painters.Tapestry art was, however, often ignored because it was seen as a copy of an image or a piece of interior decor. Tapestry art was therefore long ignored by art historians as it is one of the most difficult and expensive skills.

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Tapestry Art:

 A Brief History of Tapestry Art Tapestries have been used since millennia. Some reports date back to the Hellenistic period.

It wasn’t until the beginning of the 14th century AD, however, that the true artistic potential of tapestry-making was realized. The first wave in creative production began in Germany and Switzerland. The art spread gradually to France and the Netherlands. Amazingly, the fundamental tools of tapestry-making have remained virtually unchanged throughout time.Many tapestries were destroyed in the French Revolution to recover the gold thread. This was a major setback for tapestry art. Morris & Co. created excellent series for religious and domestic purposes in the 19th Century. They used figures based almost entirely upon cartoons by William Morris.

Jean Lurcat, a modern French painter, created new forms of tapestry art in the first half century.

Contemporary Tapestry Masterpieces:

The current tapestry art is distinguished from its pre-World War ll counterpart by the primacy of the weaver as the artist. This trend started in France in 1950s when Jean Lurcat (a cartoonist for Aubusson Tapestry studios) championed a revival of tapestry art by creating a tapestry series at the Lausanne Biennial.

Tapestry has gained popularity with every Biennale since then as artists have focused their efforts on creating creative constructions using a variety of fibers. Today’s practitioners are a result.

They are the most well-known of all weaving artists. Let’s take a look at some of today’s most interesting tapestry artists.

British artist Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk, a British artist, is often considered one of the most interesting of all the Young British Artists.

Turk’s work focuses on themes of identity and authenticity, which are topics with which Turk engages in avant-garde and modernist debates. It’s obvious that Turk’s tapestry is not your average tapestry.

While Turk initially had no plans to make tapestries, he was inspired in part by Alighiero Boetti (an Italian artist who made an embroidery of the map of the world with each country represented by its flag). Gavin Turk was inspired to make his Mappa del Mundo from trash like crisp packets and drinks cans. This transformed them into a two-dimensional universe which could be hung on the walls.

Mappa Del Mundo, wall tapestry by Gavin Turk. A hanging black tapestry cart is one of the most beautiful wall tapestries you can order.

Tapestry Wall Art by Peter Blake

Peter Blake is often credited as the “Godfather” of British Pop Art.

Tapestry art is not the main mode of expression for the artist, but he has shown mastery in the traditional medium. His tapestries are conceptually identical with his other works. These tapestries were created because of his passion for American pop culture and American commercials.

Blake’s tapestries are, however, startlingly simple in terms of shape, as opposed to his paintings which are rich and full of details. They make use of the attractive images that are characteristic of Pop art.



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