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Art tapestries are at the core of woven tapestries. Chronologically, these range from medieval tapestries to contemporary art including all the great art movements. In our blog we discuss and illustrate medieval, Old Masters and renaissance masterpieces, Francois Boucher and elegant French designs, Pre-Raphaelites and Arts and Crafts, Impressionism and Art Nouveau, through to the modern designs of today.

It is no accident that we called ourselves Tapestry Art Designs!

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The Luncheon of the Boating Party tapestry - The Hare with Amber Eyes

The Luncheon of the Boating Party tapestry

It can be a pleasant surprise when disparate things converge unexpectedly in our lives. This happened recently for me with a carving, a book and The Luncheon of the Boating Party tapestry. My wife was asked to drive an old lady to a family gathering in Vancouver. Not wanting to drive in the “big city” […]

Bob Pejman art tapestries - memories or dreams - Belgian tapestry

Bob Pejman art tapestries – memories or dreams

Our Bob Pejman art tapestries collection comprises many romantic landscapes tapestry designs: idyllic old-world scenes in settings like Lake Como, Venice, Capri, Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast. We are pleased to feature these in the Landscapes section of our Contemporary tapestries. These are favourite places in the world for many of us, or are planned […]

Impressionist tapestries - Monet, Renoir, Degas tapestry art

Impressionist tapestries

Impressionist tapestries We have some new Impressionist tapestries by Monet, Renoir and Gauguin. That is, new tapestries of old paintings by these Impressionist masters. Weavers in France and Belgium have released several Impressionist tapestries recently, seemingly a trend; one we approve of thoroughly. These two, for example: Camille and a Child in the Garden is […]

The most popular tapestries - selecting a tapestry wall-hanging

The most popular tapestries

What are the most popular tapestries? Would a list help to guide you about which will most suit your home setting? Should this be an objective list chosen from our QuickBooks reports or a subjective list decided by degrees of customer liking? Our tapestry website does have a category of best selling tapestries so this […]

Monet and Modigliani - contrasts in life and art - tapestry reproductions

Monet and Modigliani – contrasts in life and art

One of our French tapestry weavers has just released the first ever tapestries of a Modigliani painting. Noting that Modigliani and Monet died within a few years of each other it seemed interesting to explore the similarities and differences between these two contemporaneous artists. Both were strongly influenced by the Parisian art world and both […]

Alphonse Mucha tapestries - Art Nouveau tapestry wall-hangings

Alphonse Mucha tapestries

Alphonse Mucha tapestries, together with a selection of Gustav Klimt designs, form the extremely popular Art Nouveau collection. Over 15 years ago one of our supplying European weavers bought up another tapestry weaver and promptly dropped the Four Seasons tapestries by Mucha. We expressed disappointment and were told that there was no demand for them. […]

Francois Boucher tapestries - Louis XV tapestry art

Francois Boucher tapestries

Francois Boucher tapestries flowed from the prolific work of Louis XV’s court painter who was the dominant force in French art in the second half of the 18th century. Francois Boucher was born in Paris in 1703. (Being born early in a century provides the opportunity to be a dominant force in one’s field for […]

Monets Garden tapestry - horizontal, woven in Belgium

Monet’s Garden tapestry and the Cat

The Monet’s Garden tapestry shown here is one of our most popular tapestries, having numerous different interpretations (horizontal, vertical and square) of Claude Monet’s delightful lake garden and its iconic bridge at Giverny in Normandy. Monet lived there for over 40 years and today we can visit his house, flower garden and lake. We enjoyed […]

Quest for the Holy Grail tapestries - Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Quest for the Holy Grail tapestries

The Quest for the Holy Grail tapestries – in 1895-6 Sir Edward Burne-Jones designed a series of six panels with the overall name “The Arming and Departure of the Knights”. It was commissioned for a baronial dining hall from Morris and Co. Fortunately for us, several copies of each panel were woven. William Morris might […]

Gustav Klimt tapestries - The Kiss tapestry wall-hanging

Gustav Klimt tapestries

Gustav Klimt tapestries designs are the most noticeable new trend in tapestry weaving. Several French, Belgian and Italian weavers have produced some gorgeous designs. We will be exhibiting our European tapestries at a trade show in early March and one wall of the booth will consist solely of Klimt tapestries. Of course, these were originally […]

Ancient art tapestries - cave paintings as Belgian tapestry art

Ancient Art Tapestries

Cave paintings as ancient art tapestries? This was an unusual conversation topic for me this morning with my naturopathic doctor. I was having some acupuncture treatment and we talked about the depiction of cave paintings in tapestry art as she slowly turned me into a pin cushion. We were enjoying a conversation about travels in […]