Nature morte au balcon (still life with balcony)
Aubusson tapestry woven in the Pinton workshop.
Fumeron designed his first cartoons (he would ultimately make over 500) in the 1940’s, in collaboration with the Pinton workshop, he was then commissioned on numerous occasions by the state before participating in the decoration of the ocean liner “France”. His work was figurative to begin with and influenced by Lurçat, then turned towards abstraction, before coming back to a style characterised by colourful figurative and realistic depictions from the 1980’s onwards.
Whilst a student at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués, Fumeron made a study of the techniques used in the design and fabrication of wallpapers and printed textiles. It was an aesthetic that was to inspire this artist in the design of his cartoons, occasionally as in this instance using a rather acidic colour palette which was rather unusual in tapestries of the period.