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Etienne HAJDU

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Tapestry woven at Aubusson by the Pinton workshop.
Complete with certificate of origin, signed by the artist n° 1 of 8.
1973.

 

Of Romanian origin, Hajdu is first and foremost a sculptor : inspired by nature (particularly its microsopic aspects as Hajdu was a student of biology), his formal repertoire lies in the exploration of the positive and the negative, which will lead him to other media (for example at Sèvres). Approached by the Manufactures Nationales, Hajdu designed between 1969 and 1989 five tapestry cartoons whose use of volume necessitated techniques quite distinct from those of traditional weaving, closer to the effects used by the “Nouvelle Tapisserie”.

 

 

This cartoon is typical of the « bas-relief textile » style favoured by the artist : two-tone colours to accentuate the contrast in the weaving, widely distributed, highly graphic shapes,… It is one of the few cartoons of this artist which was woven at Aubusson.

 

 

 

Bibliography :
Exhibition catalogue  Des sculpteurs et la tapisserie, 20 ans d’abstraction, Angers, Musée Jean Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, 1995 (ill. p 33)
Exhibition catalogue  Manufactures Nationales de 1960 à nos jours, Angers, Musée Jean Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, 2010

Bibliographie :
Cat. Expo. Des sculpteurs et la tapisserie, 20 ans d’abstraction, Angers, Musée Jean Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, 1995 (Cat.33 reproduite)
Cat. Expo. Manufactures Nationales de 1960 à nos jours, Angers, Musée Jean Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, 2010