Embroidered Curtain Appliqué
21 x 29,7 cm (8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in)
Embroidered Curtain Appliqué is a custom-made textile work that can be applied to various fabric surfaces, such as curtains, furniture fabrics or clothing garments.
The work shown in images is an example.
This motif is drawn from an event in Vatican City In 2014, when during a Sunday morning service at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, Pope Francis and two children released white doves as a peace gesture. The doves were immediately attacked by other birds. The image links with Melsheimer's art historical quotes in recent gouaches from the annunciation, the holy spirit represented as dove.