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Terra Nostra

Mathieu Matégot
Reference :
37 974
H. 150 x L. 210 cm / H. 4ft 11 x W. 6ft 11

Tapestry after a cartoon by Mathieu Matégot (1910-2001)

France, Aubusson, Pinton workshoip

Circa 1975

Edition 1/6

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.

 

 

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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.

 

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