A Tale of Two Raphaels

Most would agree that needlework falls into the folk art category. People might talk of a quilt's technical difficulty or the perfect stitches in a sampler, but rarely does anyone know the person who created the piece.

In this video Renaissance art meets technical tapestry brilliance. Raphael designed several tapestries for the Sistine Chapel and weavers in Brussels produced the vision. In 2010, Raphael's cartoons (the paintings from which the tapestries were made) and the finished tapestries were displayed together for the first time in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. See the history and journey of these magnificent pieces.

Video http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/videos/a/video-a-tale-of-two-raphaels/
Vatican Museums http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/z-Info/MV_Info_Arazzi.html
Biography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael
More information http://religion.wikia.com/wiki/Raphael_Cartoons