Belle de jour (three-coloured bindweed)
Aubusson tapestry woven by the Picaud workshop.
With signed label, n°2/6.
Michèle Van Hout le Beau designed numerous cartoons in the 1960’s and 70’s, working in collaboration with several workshops in Aubusson and receiving some state commissions (she participated along with Soulages, Lagrange, Alechinsky and others in the decoration of the transatlantic Boeing 707’s for Air France). Her style often involves the use of strident colours (very evocative of the 1970’s) from which emerge foliage, stylised human or animal figures.
This cartoon, is emblematic of the stylisation associated with the artist.