Tuesday, May 04, 2010
William the Conqueror, Close-Up
I was working on a post for another of my blogs when it suddenly struck me how sophisticated the faces are in the 12th century Bayeux tapesty, a propaganda comics depicting the Norman conquest of England.
I visited the Tapestry museum many times on my own and with friends and never noticed it. When you walk hurriedly along the 50 metre piece of cloth with multitudes of images the artistic value of each somehow gets lost. Looking at them close-up and separately, you get a very different impression - awesome.
Below is the part of the tapestry with William whose face I have enlarged above.