On Sacred Ground
‘Suolo sacro. Tappeti in pittura (XV – XIX secolo)’ is a spring exhibition to be held at Gallery Moshe Tabibnia’s Via Brera premises in Milan from 6 April–2 July 2016. The exhibition will feature 25 rare antique (15th-19th century) oriental carpets from Tabibnia’s incomparable holdings, such as this 16th-century Lotto (below).
The pieces correspond to European paintings of a similar age depicting equivalent rugs, many of which can be found in the nearby Pinacoteca di Brera and Museo Poldi Pezzoli. As has become the Milan gallery’s best practice, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of scholarly lectures, and a publication, Il vello dipinto. Tappeti in pittura, which will consider eleven types of carpets depicted in more than one hundred European paintings.