Tapestry after a cartoon by Mathieu Matégot (1910-2001)
France, Aubusson, Pinton workshop
Woven in wool and cotton (wrap in cotton, weft in wool)
Bolduc signed by the artist
This tapestry is built around a palette of limited tones, close to a camouflage print. The idea of a cartography is supported by these sharp and cut out flat tints which vibrate thanks to the presence of lurex. The use of a glossy material contrasts with a desaturated colour range. Brilliance and mattness clash and meet in this vibrant composition of Our Earth.
Born in Hungary, he studied at the Budapest School of Fine Arts. He travelled to Italy and the United States before settling in Paris in 1931.
As a designer renowned for his concept of furniture made of perforated sheeting, he became a member of the A.P.C.T. (Association of Cardboard Painters) following his meeting with Lurçat in 1950. His creation includes more than a hundred boxes of tapestries, including some monumental ones made for the French state.