Год издания: 1994
Количество страниц: 186
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"The Bayeux Tapestry", the world-famous embroidered 73 meters long on display in the northern French town, depicts the Norman conquest of England in the year 1066. The tapestry is arguably the most important, but certainly one of the most enigmatic works of art of the early Middle Ages, providing the viewer with an unparalleled insight into this dramatic historical event. The exquisite tapestry depicts the protagonists, Duke William of Normandy (William the Conqueror), and his half-brother, Bishop Odo of Bayeux, sailing across the English Channel and confronting the Anglo-Saxon king, Harold of Wessex, at the Battle of Hastings. The tapestry is now seen as much more of a milestone in Western art than had previously been thought. It demonstrates exceptional artistic experimentation in its depiction of everyday reality, nature, and contemporary issues. The narrative cycle impressively presents the early Normans' view of the world, their notion of their historical role, and their...