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St. Stephen and his Works (1998-2000)

'St. Stephen and his Works' (1998-2000)

This was a millennial tapestry woven by 33 artists in honor of the 1,000th anniversary of the coronation of Szent István, in the style of northern France and Flanders in the 15th-17th centuries. Hungary's past is invoked through citations from visual and verbal sources. The composition includes motifs from the Holy Crown of Hungary, the 11th century coronation robe, the miniatures of the 14th century Illuminated Chronicle and medieval frescoes.

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bill friedlander18-Apr-2012 23:34
A lavish work of art worked on many dedicated hands. Thanks for the information and the wonderful photograph. V
Stephanie18-Apr-2012 22:45
Wow!!! Beautiful tapestry and so different from the previous tapestry! V
Colin Storey18-Apr-2012 18:45
Thats a fantastic work of art by many people, great image of it also. v
William Barletta18-Apr-2012 18:28
A magnificent work!
joseantonio18-Apr-2012 18:18
Very nice shot of this ancient tapestry