LATER FRENCH GOTHIC: St. Maclou, Rouen, France, C. 1500-1514. While the Renaissance was already in full swing in Italy, the French were pushing the extremes with elaborate ornamentation as seen in the exquisite traceries of St. Maclou. Considered one of the best examples of the "Flamboyant style" of Gothic architecture in France.
Fragment of a Tapestry or Wall Hanging, ca. 1420–30. Made in Basel, Switzerland. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1990 (1990.211) | This tapestry fragment represents a fabulous lionlike beast with pointed teeth, clawed feet, and a scaly rump. #cloisters