The newly opened #MiddleAge #ParisMuseum @museecluny
, in the heart of the #LatinQuarter
, presents a spot about the mysterious, ambivalent unicorn throughout history, engendered by myriad myths and fantasies. In the 1500s as well as in the contemporary period, it has been the subject of a veritable infatuation.
From 14 July 2018 to 25 February 2019, the “#MagiquesLicornes
at the #MuseeDeCluny
– National Museum of the #MiddleAges
illustrates the manner in which artists have represented this legendary creature via illuminated manuscripts and engraved works, sculptures and tapestries, as well as photographs and videos.
The museum’s most famous masterpiece, the set of six tapestries entitled #The
Lady and the #Unicorn
", constitutes the exhibition’s point of departure. Woven around 1500, during the transitional period between the Middle Ages and the #Renaissance
, these works testify to the importance of the unicorn during the #medieval
In 1882, when the Musée de Cluny acquired "The Lady and the Unicorn", this #tapestry
became an inexhaustible source of inspiration. The work’s beautiful feminine figures, the mystery surrounding its creation and the persistent presence of vegetation and familiar, wild or fantastical animals all captured its admirers’ attention. Diverse artists, such as #GustaveMoreau
, borrowed from this medieval hanging that also inspired a ballet by #JeanCocteau
. The exhibition presents other medieval and contemporary works shared by the @labnf
, the @citetapisserieaubusson
, the @museedelachasseetdelanature.
The remains of the #GalloRoman
public baths of #Cluny
, also called the "#NorthernBaths
", are amongst the most prominent baths preserved outside the #Mediterranean
region. The #frigidarium
, the cold room, boasts an intact 14 meterhigh vault, the most spectacular room of the whole building.
The subterranean structures situated in the norther part of the baths, as important as they housed the "technical" areas.
/ Hey Mister
#ParisMuseum #ArenesDeLutece #moyenage #licorne #bainsdecluny #pattilabelle #quartierlatin #olifant