|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / book reviews, articles|
grossen Freuden, Triumph und Köstlichkeit
Textile Schätze aus Renaissance und Barock
aus den Sammlungen des
in german language
ISBN 3-925058-48-6, 223
pages, lavishly illustrated, describes all textile
objects in great detail.
examples of 16th and 17th centuries textile art are very
rare; those that have come down to us must be exhibited
with extreme care. This autumn and winter, a special
exhibition presented by the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
offers a unique opportunity to discover ingenious
techniques and sophisticated patterns of decoration in
woven silks, embroideries, tapestries and lace in
precious clothes and accessories.
With great joy, triumph and
splendour, the wedding of Duke William V. of Bavaria to
Princess Renata of Lorraine was celebrated at the Munich
court in 1568. A contemporary chronicle recorded the
festivities; its detailed descriptions and illustrations
clearly reveal the important part that textiles played in
the decoration of court galleries and tournament
tiltyards and, of course, in the sumptuous clothes worn
by the princely couple and their guests.
with fine braid, fans, gloves and purses, exquisite lace
and delicate embroideries have all been collected here
for their historical as well as their artistic value.
They represent a wide range of materials, techniques and
decorative devices corresponding to tastes and styles
favoured by the nobility and by wealthy citizens.
Photographer Christin Losta, well-known for her sensitive and refinded style in fashion photography, has accompanied preparatory stages of the exhibition with her camera. Working in close contact with the conservators, she was free to develop her own prospects on the historical textiles, emphasizing the sculptural qualities of costume here, or the graphic precision in a piece of lace there ...
The resulting photographs are presented in a separate gallery adjoining the textile exhibition, allowing visitors to move between those very personal views and the objects that inspried them, and to make their own discoveries of fascinating details and unexpected beauties.
south germany, third quarter 17th c.
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