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Paroles

Jean Fourton
Reference :
38 370
H. 120 x L. 195 cm / H. 3ft 11½ x W. 6ft 4½

Tapestry after a cartoon by Jean Fourton (1934)

France, Aubusson, Bernard Battu workshop

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

Signature of the artist in the lower left corner

2008

The work, Paroles, is abstract. The influence of the work of Pierre Soulages is notable, but we find here the whole universe of Jean Fourton. The material is at the center of his work, where the tones are restricted with a colored set that consists of cameos. The duality of black and creamy pink is softened by the weaving: the whole, although opposing the shadow and light, dark and light, remains soft.

A tapestry named Paroles was acquired by the Hospital of Noth, for its entrance hall, in 1963.

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