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Louis-Marie JULLIEN

Trouée d’ombres (Gap in the shadows)

 

Aubusson tapestry woven by the Legoueix workshop.
With signed label, n°1/3.
1972.

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.

 

1972 is the year of « the shadow » for Jullien : every 13th cartoon he designs that year has the word in its title ; a possible reference to the contemporaneous design of stained glass windows for the temple in Villefavart.
According to the 1983 exhibition catalogue (which is considered to be the catalogue raisonné and in which this piece appears as number 152), only one tapestry was ever woven from this cartoon: it is thus unique.

 

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