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Suolo Sacro. Tappeti In Pittura XV-XIX Secolo
Moshe Tabibnia 2016
231 pages; 24 x 19 cm; color illustrations
40,00 €40,00 €
Curated by Moshe Tabibnia, Tiziana Marchesi, Virginia Giuliano. Texts by Tiziana Marchesi. Essays by Alberto Boralevi, Luca Brancati, Elisa Gagliardi Mangilli, Daniela Simone, Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa.
The exhibition catalogue contains the technical data sheets of all the carpets on display, and a few essays about the paintings in which they appear. The symbolism of carpets in European art of ancient and modern ages, as well as the significance of carpets in the Eastern world, is also discussed by the authors. This last subject has been researched by examining miniatures from the Indo-Iranian area in order to understand how the use and knowledge of carpets spread westwards to Europe through the Silk Road.
Suolo sacro. Tappeti in pittura, XV – XIX secolo
MOSHE TABIBNIA GALLERY
Leafing through the pages of a book of European art history, it is impossible not to notice the presence of carpets in so many images depicting religious scenes and daily life. In paintings dating from the Middle Ages onwards, we can see carpets laid onto the ground, at the feet of the Virgin Mary and the saints. Carpets laid on tables, with food and objects of symbolic significance upon them, were also depicted in order to set the representation of the sacred in a special position. What all these paintings have in common is that they bear witness to the notion of carpets as a place of excellence: carpets work as a sacred ground, as something exclusive and solemn. That is the message conveyed by "Suolo sacro. Tappeti in pittura, XV – XIX secolo" at Gallery Moshe Tabibnia.