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René PERROT

Dans les embruns (Into the sea spray)

 

Aubusson tapestry woven in the Pinton workshop.
With signed label, n°2/6.
Circa 1970.

 

Perrot began his career as a cartoon designer at the end of the war, making almost 500 cartoons including numerous commissions from the state, most of which were woven at Aubusson. His style which is particularly rich and decorative is eminently recognisable : a crowd of butterflies or birds, most often, stands out against a background of vegetation, reminiscent of the millefleurs tapestries (which would also inspire Dom Robert).

A typical cartoon from this artist where the familiar bird motif is here associated with a white-tipped wave (Cf. “le souffle d’eau”, “fleurs d’écume »,…), as in an allegory of the elements.

 

Bibliography :
Tapisseries, dessins, peintures, gravures de René Perrot, Dessein et Tolra, 1982, ill. p.27, 132 (detail), and on front cover (detail)