The International Studio Volume 55-56

The International Studio Volume 55-56

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...AND WOVEN IN COUNT.iARCF.l.l.O.5 SCHOOL OF VEAVlNG IN FLORENCE This art, which had flourished under the Medici of the eighteenth century was practically defunctas a splendid decorative accessory to their courtly Yet a dead art for Europe it has never been, for life, survived for two centuries, but by the middle in France the School of Gobelins survived, arld last century in England that fine decorative genius, William Morris, attempted its revival, with no small measure of success, while in Florence within late years Count Nicola Marcello has revived an art which ought to reclaim its tradition in these historic surroundings. The Count has devoted the upper floor of his villiiio in the Via Solferino at Florence to the work of his looms, and in the painter Elio Mazzi, if he does not possess all that imaginative beauty of type and wonderful feeling for line, which made our Bume-Jones an unequalled designer for tapestry, Count Marcello has found a valuable assistant, 2. draughtsman of great richness of invention and exquisite finish of design. What is the real scope of this art of tapestry? It is a question which presents its own difiiculties, but which is indispensable to a sound judgment of any modern revival of this delightful art of the Middle Ages. Fundamentally tapestry is decoraItve; and any attempt to rival the tones and colours of actual nature is outside the limits of the art and invites failure. Raphael and Francois Eoucher are great names in art, -but in this particular they may have been misled by their own brilliant abilities. For tapestry--as has been Pointed out--cannot justly be considered as woven painting." While the painter can often obtain his Impression with a few skilfiil touches, the tapestryweaver must more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966791
  • 9781236966797