Paraphrase of Bayeux Tapestry

Paraphrase of the Bayeux Tapestry by acclaimed Danish artist Susanne Thea will be on view at the Museum of Printing History February 3 through May 21.

The artist goes behind the facade of the famous French Bayeux Tapestry with a detailed portrayal of the consequences of war. The frieze is 72 meters long (236 ft.) and includes 90 color images printed as copper-plate etchings.

A project that has occupied the artist for more than three years, Thea retells and modernizes the story of the Norman Conquest of
England in 1066, with plenty of creative interpretation. There are kings,
Viking ships, mythical beasts, soldiers bearing shields and spears, castles, churches, war and peace in Susanne Thea's pictorial frieze, but there are also passionate love scenes, overweight priests, supernatural beings, and far more women than originally portrayed in the Bayeux Tapestry.

An opening reception is planned for Thursday, Feb. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. An artist talk and demonstration is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.

For more information, visit www.printingmusuem.org.

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