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Louis-Marie JULLIEN

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Aubusson tapestry woven in the Legoueix workshop.
Complete with signed label, n°1/1.
1974.

 

After the traditional completion of some mural paintings in the 1930’s, he then arrived in Aubusson in 1936, became closely associated with Picart le Doux in 1947 and then joined the A.P.C.T. (Association des Peintres-Cartonniers de Tapisserie). From then on he devoted himself to tapestry with zeal and designed 167 cartoons, at first figurative following on from Picart le Doux and Saint-Saëns, then, influenced by the scientific themes that he dealt with, tending more towards abstraction. In 1981, two years before his death, he donated his studio to the Musée départemental de la tapisserie in Aubusson.

 

Jullien’s work produced in 1974 is distinctly original : the 6 cartoons all carry the names of colours (Garance, Ocre…) and share the influence of lyrical abstraction (Hartung, Degottex…), and even Fontana’s lacerated pieces. From these inspirations he produced a version particularly adapted to the medium of tapestry where the slash becomes a high relief cotton slit.

 

Bibliography :
Exhibition catalogue Hommage à Louis-Marie Jullien, Aubusson, Musée départementalde la Tapisserie, 1983