Renovation of tapestry at the Manoir aux Visons

This is Minkoo posting for the Empress. We have this old tapestry that we use as a curtain in the kitchen. She says it dates back to medieval times but I think she just bought it at Ikea. Anyway… as the MinXus Solar Festival 2012 is wrapping up the Empress has ordered a complete makeover of the tapestry in honor of it. If you don’t see me around in the next days, this is what I am frantically busy with…

(I just noticed, this is MinXus-LinXus2 post #100!)


Work in good progress. We should be done by the end of the week…

Pfiuuu, done! Good job, Minkoo!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minxuslynxus
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 00:15:14

    I’m glad this pink paint comes in 5-litre buckets.


  2. minxus25
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 05:29:58

    I hope it’s a quilt, as nights at the Bunk House will soon turn mighty cold.


  3. fluxus25
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 05:32:42

    We dont need any new spells of wysteria.


  4. minxuslynxus
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 23:12:16

    I can make it a mighty quilt for you Dw.


  5. fluxus25
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 02:00:14

    But seriously, I’m glad you’ve noticed the themes & influences in the Solar Festival Posters. At root, they’re a reworking of art deco, art nouveaux and folk art that were decorative. These were also appropriated often for later psychedelic posters I was digging into. Remember when we got into Japanese psychedelic posters from the 1960s? Or at least I think you tried to help me find some. Or maybe it was Austin from Texas. Can’t remember.

    To look back further into the medieval tapestries – that’s very insightful. There has to be a connection. And these pieces have narrative & symbol systems – unlike the usual fare of anti-art in this neck of the woods. On some level it’s Romanticism.

    It’s kind of refreshing to play with those from time to time. Although, of course, we are all so influenced by Cheryl’s dissolving sign systems that I don’t think it’s possible to read them in any conventional way – after a certain point they collapse or become hopelessly self-referential & enclosed.

    Anyway, these are really nice. And quilts! Exactly! Folk art. Not “high” art.

    I wonder if Dw can manage one last poster to wrap Solar Festival.


  6. minxuslynxus
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 02:16:33

    I’m happy you like this shameless hijack of Dw’s art. I wanted it to be a triptych. I’m really happy with the result, and it was great fun. When we talked about tapestry it all suddenly got clear in my mind what it was going to be. The material he used for the posters is fascinating, it was very easy to make the link. Oh, I love the way the tangerine references are scattered all though the posters for example. Just great.
    I remember the japanese psychedelic posters. I was supposed to try help you find some yes, but I don’t think I did. I’m always keeping an eye on the posters I find here and there. There are plenty and more, but maybe my eye is not trained enough or they don’t look psychedelic enough to me? That’s were photoshop comes in handy.


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