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Le Vin de la Liberté

Jean Lurçat
Reference :
38 120
H. 218 x L. 145 cm / H. 7ft 2 x W. 4ft 9

Tapestry after a cartoon by Jean Lurçat (1892- 1966)

France, Aubusson, Tabard workshop

Woven in wool and cotton (warp in cotton, weft in wool)

Initials of the cartoon painter on the right and workshop mark on the left

20th century, circa 1942-1946

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Jean Lurçat's woven work is masterful. The artist is internationally known and his name is closely associated with the revival of French tapestry in the post-war years. He is the most important painter and cartoonist of the 20th century. In 1947, Lurçat became President of the Association of Tapestry Cardboard Painters. The A.P.C.T. groups together the artists who participated most effectively in the Renaissance of the Tapestry, that is to say, who understood the absolute necessity not only to re-adopt the primary language of this essentially mural art, but also to proceed at the same time with the reorganisation of the industry on which it depends. "(Text of presentation of the A.P.C.T.)

Jean Lurçat , Artist
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