Bridging Arts

Monday, 16 November 2009

The Madonna of the Pomegranate

Later in the evening - Hannah Walker, who designed the motifs for the embroidery packs, sends over her powerpoint. A brilliant mix of images that illustrate the point of the first class - and the stitch involved (blackwork). The pattern, a pomegranate, is important in Christian symbolism as well as Islam. As this painting by Botticelli (in the Uffizi, Florence, shows...