Bernaert van Orley, "The Last Supper," 1524-1546

This is an exhibition of the 16th century tapestry, "The Last Supper," designed by Bernaert van Orley and woven by Pieter Pannemaker. It takes a look at the ways van Orley uses certain elements to convey the narrative of the institution of the eucharist, and analyzes how both the Northern and Italian Renaissance influenced the tapestry's style. It is truly a tapestry of its own style, with a heightened narrative power that engages an audience and extravagant details/design that had never before been seen in a tapestry.  


Sarah Vidal