The Lady and the Unicorn
The magnificent medieval art of “The lady and the unicorn” tapestry series is on show (until 24 June) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Woven in wool and silk to a French design, the series comprises six entrancing works that together, due to their significant scale, span over 20 metres in length. Five of the tapestries depict the five senses—sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell— with a sixth representing the heart, or understanding. Within the tapestries a lady flanked by a lion and a unicorn is surrounded by a fantastical world of animals, trees and flowers.
Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney. 9225 1700. artgallery.nsw.gov.au