I'm not a huge tapestry fan (haven't given them much thought really), but a great small museum dedicated to the lost art of it all. Very well laid out and executed and some beautiful pieces (it's not dedicated to the historical pieces that you find hanging in the castles, but more recent and modern adaptations).
Love the tapestries....Some very modern ones that are thought provoking. In the same area is a 12th century chapel that was also used as a hospital
Jean Lurçat was inspired to spend the rest of his life making a series of massive tapestries after seeing the "Apocalypse" series of tapestries (now housed in the Chateau). And if you've been to the chateau to see the Apocalypse (a must-see) then your next stop could well be the Musee Lurçat, juxtaposing the medieval works with the 20th century... 更多
Lurcat completed the great tapestry that is housed in this museum as a response to the Apocalypse tapestry that is also housed in Angers. He worked on it for many years at his own expense, and indeed the last panel was not completed until after his death. The work is filled with cold war post-Hiroshima anxiety, and seems strangely dated... 更多
You can sit in front of the tapestries and contemplate, e.g. about past, present and future definition of a child. ("Entrance is free for children under 26")
An amazing series of middle century tapestries exploring the consequences of Hiroshima. The building is also very interesting as it was used as a hospital in the Middle Ages. Furthermore, you can also visit the museum of tapestry, which encompasses years of modern weaving. If you like ,art, if you like craft, this is for you.
I love this museum. Everything about the museum is interesting.....from the building and grounds to the actual exhibit. The buildings that make up the Musée Jean-Lurçat and the Contemporary Tapistery Museum were the former Hôpital Saint-Jean (12th century) and an orphanage (17th century). In additional, there is a beautiful cloister that can be accessed from the former hospital building. Jean-Lurçat's... 更多
This is a tapestry museum and, not being much into tapestries - but wanting to see the Le Chant du Monde tapestry (which was made after Lurcat saw the Tapestry of the Apocalypse - and in response to it) I went through it. And I enjoyed it. It was a walk through some of the history of tapestry making. The... 更多
If you like art galleries this is fascinating. The tapestries by Lurcat himself are marmiteish but none the less worth experiencing whatever your conclusions -- if only for the technique and size. when we were there there was a great little exhibition of modern tapestries by others - with a great feminist section. Much nicer than the 16th century tapestries... 更多