Récital de jazz (Jazz recital)
Aubusson tapestry woven by the Legoueix workshop.
With inverted and grided preparatory model, gouache and collage, 30 x 36 cm
A pupil of Wogensky at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués, Sautour-Gaillard had his first cartoon woven in 1971 by the Legoueix workshop (a collaboration which was to last), and from then on he designed many very large-scale projects of which the most spectacular was “Pour un certain idéal” a series of 17 tapestries dealing with the theme of Olympianism (property of the Musée de l’Olympisme in Lausanne). If at first close to lyrical abstraction, the artist produced in the 1990’s cartoons superimposing different decorative motifs, textures and figures whose unity originated in the woven texture itself.
This cartoon which is absolutely typical of the work of this artist, situating itself somewhere between lyricism and calligraphy, figured in the exhibition devoted to Sautour-Gaillard by the Inard Gallery in 1982. As is his wont, the inspiration is musical.
D. Cavelier, Jean-René Sautour-Gaillard, la déchirure, Lelivredart, 2013, ill. p.192