Art: The Heroic Art

Not since the late Middle Ages has tapestry enjoyed such a surge of creativity. All over Europe looms are clacking busily as tapissiers. working elbow to elbow, ply the warp with bobbin and thread. In the ancient ateliers of Aubusson. 235 miles south of Paris, every loom is filled with work in progress; Gobelin in Paris, once the royal tapestry house for the kings of France but more recently a manufacturer of furniture, has put weavers back to work on modern tapestries designed by some of France's foremost artists. And in Lausanne, Switzerland, the...

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