Exhibition "Paraphrase of the Bayeux Tapestry"
by Susanne Thea - Denmark
September 10 to November 30, 2014 - Bayeux Tapestry Museum
Susanne Thea is a Danish artist. She is a painter,printmaker, composer and writer. Born in 1954, she lives in Korsør, in the heart of Denmark. Her 72-meter long Paraphrase has a great deal of interest from museums and galleries around the world. She retells and modernizes the story of the Battle of Hastings. Her 90 copper etchings have occupied her more than three years.
The exhibition presents, from September 10 to end of November, 90 etchings offering an interpretation of the Bayeux Tapestry. The artist gives free rein to her imagination and interrogate the visitors about the consequences of war on the civilian population, the role of women and the church in conflict. She also adds in her paraphrase, a long description of daily life in London before William the Conqueror and of soldiers rushed to the city after massacring the Anglo-Saxon army at Hastings October 14, 1066.
More info about the artist : www.susannethea.com