Tapestry by Munari on display for the first time in Rome

Published in 2011-10-24

Tapestry by Munari on display for the first time in Rome

A unique and rarely shown work by Bruno Munari - a Portalegre tapestry (Portugal) dating back to 1985 - will be on display for the first time in Rome in the Gallery of the Instituto Portoghese di Sant´Antonio in Roma.

This work by Munari, which is incorporated in the exhibition “Portalegre´s Tapestries – A contemporary expression of a secular art” - taking place between the 3rd and the 27th of November 2011 – will be

on display along a series of works by some of the most influential Portuguese visual artists of the 20th century. Through these works it will be possible to get to know the history of the Portalegre Tapestries Manufacture (PTM) over the last seven decades.

Munari (1907-1998) was one of the most comprehensive Italian artists of the 20th century and is regarded as the father of design in his country.

PTM is one of the last places in the world dedicated to the rich and ancient art of wall tapesty. A Portalegre tapestry is an original work of art developed in partnership with the artist, the designer and the weaver. More than two hundred artists have worked with PTM, among them Munari, Jean Lurçat, Le Corbusier, Sonia Delaunay, Almada Negreiros, Vieira da Silva, Álvaro Siza, Cargaleiro, Júlio Pomar, Menez, Lourdes Castro, Graça Morais, Rui Moreira, Rigo 23.

Further information:

Francisco de Almeida Dias, IPSAR (Via dei Portoghesi, 2)

Luís Neves, PTM
00 351 968459752

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