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Made  in France in the 1950 this silkscreen  tapestry reflect the democratic desire of that time to produce affordable art . Influenced by the Neo fantastic and surrealist movement Jean Lurcat tapestry use the vocabulary of natural  symbol like the sun , animal and musical instrument , mixing decorative subject  with mythological scene . Jean Lurcat was a great master of Aubusson tapestry,  which has produced over four hundred original tapestries in his lifetime , his  fantastic inspiration revived an almost religious experience of nature   using traditional medium like tapestry which enabled him to produce limited  batch production to enhance everyday people surrounding. Corot was a printing  and editing company , going back to the 19th century , one of their specially  was to  create limited edition in cooperation with the artist .This  tapestry signed "  le tapageur" ( the screamer ) being a roster  who can be noisy in the morning , number # 250 signed

Jean Lurcat (1892-1966) studied at the École de Nancy under  Victor Prouvé, the father of Jean Prouvé. In 1912 Lurcat moved to Paris where  he studied at the Académie Colarossi to specialize in painting and printing  techniques.
In 1917 he realized his first tapestries, which were executed in embroidery.  Fascinated by the medium, Lurcat sought ways to produce tapestries in other  techniques. In 1933 his first woven tapestry was manufactured in Aubusson.  Deeply impressed by the huge 14th century ‘Apocalyps’ tapestry of Angers, Lurcat  further developed his production techniques after 1937. By making designs on  board and numbering the patches he enabled limited batch production. Lurcat’s  style is influenced by both Symbolism and Surrealism.

Size 67 x 43  including border, back with lining , good antique condition ,   signed on the front  .Possibility  to mount the tapestry on a wood frame .I guaranty my Antiques to be original


FRENCH hand silkscreen TAPESTRY JEAN Lurcat MODERNIST COROT "le tapageur "

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