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René PERROT

Hibou (Owl)

 

Aubusson tapestry woven in the Pinton workshop.
1955.

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).

 

This tapestry is a typical example of the artist’s portraits of birds ; the owl appears, as often in his work, associated with other birds, against a background inspired by the flower-strewn mediaeval tapestries.

 

Bibliography :
Tapisseries, dessins, peintures, gravures de René Perrot, Dessein et Tolra, 1982

 

 

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