L’herbier (the herbarium)
Tapestry woven by the Braquenié workshop.
Van Vlasselaer (1907-1982) is known for having created numerous monumental wall paintings as well as stain glass windows. From 1950 onwards he created tapestry cartoons inspired by scenes of everyday life, traditional Flemish folklore and natural subjects in keeping with the aesthetic of the group “Forces Murales”. He evolved from the figurative of his early work towards dense designs incorporating sharp-edged foliage laid out against geometrically inspired backgrounds influenced by Cubism, such as can be seen in designs like “Primavera”, “Herbarium”, …
This tapestry reproduces a central fragment of that particular work, a vast composition which figured at the Biennale de Lausanne in 1965.