Jacquard N°79

First issue of the year 2017, January - June

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Jacquard Issue 79

Florentine production of silk fabrics in the second half of the 15th century is the focus of the first article. Iconographic evidence is always an important source for scholars of textiles, and in this case numerous works by Benozzo Gozzoli are starting points for reflection and comparison that can contribute to defining the types of decoration in vogue in Medici Florence.

We remain in Florence with the correspondence between court chamberlain Marchese Giovanni Ginori and the Peyron Frères manufactory of Lyon, between 1829 and 1833, concerning supply of fabrics for use as wall coverings and for upholstering the furniture in various rooms of the Palazzina della Meridiana at Palazzo Pitti.

Following are three articles centring on an ancient art, that of embroidery, and in particular on the decorative stitching of the mantle donated as a votive offering by the people of Valtellina to the Madonna di Tirano in 1746 and of the scale reproduction of the same cloak embroidered in 2016. This contemporary work, as extraordinary as the original – and perhaps even more so –demonstrates that this refined ancient tradition is still alive today and how crafters’ hands not only still move with enduring skill and patience but can still be uplifted to serve a higher end.

In this issue, the by-now usual article on restoration introduces us to an object that in today’s digital age is in disuse and all but forgotten: the penwiper. A small object that takes us back to a time when certain gestures were commonplace; to a time made harder to forget by an exacting conservation and restoration effort.

With the TessArt’è project now concluded, another contribution sums up the contents and results of a highly-articulated initiative involving research, training, dissemination of information and results, an itinerant exhibition and publication of the exhibition catalogue.

For Fibre Art, we are presenting three artists who have made textiles – as material – the substance of their works and expression of their lives.

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Benozzo Gozzoli and Florentine Silk Production in the Second Half of the Fifteenth Century

Cristina Borgioli

Lyon-Florence. Silk Production by the ‘Manufacture Peyron’ for the Royal Court at Palazzo Pitti

Gioele Tinnirello

The Opulent Mantle Donated by the People of Valtellina to the Madonna of Tirano

Gianluigi Garbellini

Painting and Chasing with Needle and Thread. Ancient arts, eternally new

Cristian Minuti

The Art of Embroidery at the Service of the Virgin Mary

M. Anna Maria Cànopi osb

On writing: the penwiper, an everyday object

Simona Lombardi e Lucetta Lucarell

TessArt’è: Two Years of Intense, Absorbing Work. The project, the training course and the itinerant exhibition

Erika D’Arcangelo

Marjolein Dallinga’s Sculptures in Felt. The Museo del Tessuto di Prato celebrates contemporary art

Ilenia Vecchio

Weaving Words. A new artwork by Silvia Beccaria

Camilla Merletti e Anna Maria Colombo

Research goes on. Experimenting with forms, colours and pleasure

Maria Luisa Malerba

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