For the first time in the Netherlands, the Kunsthal presents ‘Extra Large’,
an exhibition featuring the works of Picasso, Le Corbusier, Miro, Vasarely and Louise Bourgeois handwoven and knotted into gargantuan tapestries. The majority of tapestries were produced by the world-famous Parisian Manufacture des Gobelins. Established in Paris, along the bank of the Bievre River, this historical tapestry factory traces its origins back to the 15th century. The Manufacture des Gobelins became the official commissioner of tapestries to the court of French monarchs beginning with King Louis XIV. Traditional weaving and knotting techniques have endured throughout the centuries. It takes thousands of hours to create each tapestry. The tapestries are woven by hand to include every detail and colour represented in the original masterpiece painting.
Extra Large: Tapestries from Picasso, Le Corbusier, Vasarely and more, from 28 March until 1 June at the Kunsthal, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341.
Open Tue-Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sun 11 AM – 5 PM.
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