World Map Ancient Wallpaper
Continuing in the History of Wall Decoration
During the Middle Ages (500-1066), the Anglo-Saxons took the lead after the fall of the Roman Empire, exemplified in this Bayeux tapestry:
Edward the Confessor
From the 14th to the 16th centuries, Western tapestry and wallpaper flourished throughout Europe, mainly in Germany, France, Belgium and England. I remember seeing this representation in many European castles.
Amazingly, Medieval women in battle are found in this era’s tapestries – like my favorite Saint Joan of Arc.
and this one showing a touch of English humor
Transitioning into the Renaissance Period with this Tempera on Panel located in the Louvre Museum in Paris:
Saint Francis Preaching to the Birds by Giotto di Bondone
To be continued on tomorrow…