“Breakthrough”: Museum Director Thomas P. Campbell on a Remarkable Tapestry of “The Last Supper”
Throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, tapestries were often just as revered as paintings. In this video, Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas P. Campbell describes the beauty, significance and astonishing skill of van Orley’s tapestry 'The Last Supper.' This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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