|The First Years are welcomed into the Gryffindor Common Room.|
A clear view of the "Desire" Panel in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Still, I was watching this batch of Harry Potter with a more critical eye, at least in terms of art. I would love to be able to write about the wonderful moving paintings of Hogwarts, but alas, I think computer animation is to thank for most of them. Still, that does not mean all is lost because I was able to spot a wonderful tapestry in the most unlikely of places. I'm being sarcastic, it was right on the wall where it belongs but in a slightly different format.
|The tapestry/wallpaper is clear in all the scenes that take place in the Common|
Room, just like this scene from The Goblet of Fire
|The Lady with the Unicorn (16th century French tapestry)|
Cluny Museum, Paris
As a final note, the tapestry does not appear in tapestry form. It looks more like ornate wallpaper. Of course, we know better. Finally, it looks like the "Desire" tapestry is the primary panel from which the designers created their pseudo-wallpaper. I'm making this assumption based on the blue tent which figures heavily in "Desire" and on the Common Room walls.
|A view of the set|
Have you noticed any more real art influences in the magical world of Harry Potter? If you have or if you are interested about any particular pieces from the films, please let me know!