Conundrum: Puzzles in the Grotesques Tapestry Series

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The whimsical imagery of four tapestries in the permanent collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and currently on display at the Getty Center is perplexing. Created in France at the Beauvais manufactory between 1690 and 1730, these charming hangings, unlike most French tapestries of the period, appear to be purely decorative, with no narrative thread, no theological moral, and no allegorical symbolism. They belong to a series called the Grotesques , inspired by ancient frescos discovered during the excavation of the Roman ...

Conundrum: Puzzles in the Grotesques Tapestry Series 2015, J. Paul Getty Museum

ISBN-13: 9781606064535

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