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The Fascinating World of Tapestries

The momentous painter Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, called Raphael (1483–1520), was commissioned by Pope Leo X. to create the famous series depicting the life and acts of the apostles St Peter and St Paul for the Sistine Chapel in Rome. His designs set Flemish tapestry art on a new course.

The fascinating highlights of the show include unique Renaissance works in ‘gold & silk’ as well as tapestries depicting the seven deadly sins after designs by the renowned tapestry designer Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502–1550) and more.