The mysterious, ambivalent unicorn has throughout history engendered myriad myths and fantasies. In the 1500’s 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 “Magical Unicorns” exhibition at the Musée de Cluny – National Museum of the Middle Ages 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.
Peau de Licorne (Unicorn Hide)
Nicolas Buffe, 2010-2011. Aubusson tapestry & Limoges porcelain
Cité Internationale de la tapisserie et de l’art tissé, Aubusson. Tissage : Atelier Patrick Guillot, Aubusson. Porcelaine: Craft, Limoges, Gérard Borde.
Photo by Keizo Kioku shot in 2014 at Hara Museum of contemporary art, Tokyo
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