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Papal Majesty at the V & A: Raphael’s Cartoons and Vatican Tapestries. (Art History Today)

An interesting history-related post from Art History Today:

I've recently been down in London attending exhibitions and symposia.


One exhibition that I was determined to see was the Raphael show at the V&A which unites the artist's gouache cartoons with four of the tapestries from the Vatican. Commissioned by the Medici pope, Leo X, the cartoons were used by Flemish weavers to create the tapestries, probably for both acoustical and propaganda purposes in the Sistine Chapel. The tapestries were first displayed in the Sistine Chapel in 1519, and there have been subsequent reconstructions in later years, notably 1983. The current unification of cartoons and tapestries is bathed in ...

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