How big did prints get in the Renaissance? So big that they probably wouldn’t fit above your couch! Whether pretending to be paintings and tapestries, or repeating erotic patterns for the bedroom, these multi-sheet wallpapers were luxurious simply because they required so much wall space.
When Altered and Adorned: Using Renaissance Prints in Daily Life opens this Saturday, you’ll be able to see what intrepid museum preparators Mardy Sears and Chris O’Shea needed two ladders to install in its full glory . . .
–Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Prints and Drawings