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Emperor Charles V Captures Tunis (Documenting a Campaign)

07.05.2014 @ 10:00 - 31.03.2015 @ 18:00

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The Pitched Battle on the Road to Tunis

The Pitched Battle on the Road to Tunis (Detail)
Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen, 1546-50
(Tunis campaign, seventh cartoon) /© Kunsthistorisches Museum

In June 1535, Emperor Charles V set sail from Sardinia at the head of a fleet comprising 400 ships and over 30.000 soldiers to reconquer the Kingdom of Tunis from the Ottomans. In order to document the campaign and his hoped-for victory he was accompanied not only by historians and poets but also by his court painter, Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen. In 1543, eleven years later, the Flemish artist was commissioned to paint the cartoons for a total of twelve monumental tapestries celebrating the campaign. His designs were informed by the countless drawings and sketches he had brought back from North Africa. (for full text, please visit the official KHM website)


07.05.2014 10:00
31.03.2015 18:00
0€ - 14€
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Maria-Theresien-Platz, Vienna, 1010 Austria
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