Aloft at Hermès
541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore 238881

26/07/2014 - 14:00hs
1:30hs. Talk Session


By invitation only

WOVEN PAINTINGS: The Art of Tapestry

Corcovado Arts presents a talk by Dr. Jay held in conjunction with the current exhibition at Third Floor – Hermès, CERTAINTY / ENTROPY by Aiko Tezuka.

This lecture sets out to demonstrate the relation between tapestry weaving and painting in the western world. Tracing the roots back to ancient Greece and through the Medieval times, the lecture will then look at how artists of the Renaissance such as Raphael, began designing for tapestry weavers. The ties between painters and weavers continued into Baroque and Romantic periods in the works of Francois Boucher and Goya, for example, and Modernists like Picasso and Dali.

In the work of Aiko Tezuka, the audience will see how she has brought a contemporary interpretation to the art of tapestry weaving…A breathtakingly intricate exposition you wouldn’t want to miss.