Wednesday, 12 November 2008

The Bayeux tapestry

I am going to be looking at this mainly in my RVJ but here is an animated look at it and a few background facts that won't be included in my RVJ.
This 70 metre long tapestry was created to record how William the conqueror invaded England in 1066 with his Norman army.
It is also a very early example of just how unreliable historical sources can be, it is highly suspected this artwork was very one sided in its recording of the events and since there are no others to dispute this re-telling of the events we cannot know for sure exactly what happened.
What is very important here though is the power these images have, and they are 1,000 years old!

This is an animated version of the original, i think its effective because it barely alters it and that quite important with an artwork like this.

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