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Simon CHAYE

Cadran solaire (Sundial)

 

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

 

 

It was in 1953 that Jean Picart le Doux proposed to Chaye to become his assistant and encouraged him to design tapestry cartoons : he would produce numerous bucolic cartoons, but also views of Normandy (Mont Saint Michel, Honfleur, regattas,…) from whence he came.

 

In order to express Nature’s harmony, Chaye includes in this characteristic scene of a river bank animated by flowers and animals, a sign of human presence, static and discreet : a sundial.