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André VERDET

Houle de fond de l’été (summer undertow)

 

Aubusson tapestry woven in the Tabard workshop.
1958.

 

Both a witness and a protagonist in the evolution of modern art on the Côte d’azur immediately after the war, André Verdet devoted himself equally to poetry, painting and pottery,…. but also to tapestry as can be seen in the thirty odd cartoons which were woven by Tabard from the end of the 50’s until the middle of the 1970’s.

The undertow is here like a stylised bird (and reminiscent of Braque) whose habitat is the black waves, above which hangs the sun, but also clouds, perhaps heralding a storm.