Trésors enfouis (buried treasures)
Aubusson tapestry woven by the Pinton workshop.
With label signed by the artist.
Perrot began his career as a cartoon designer at the end of the war, making almost 500 cartoons including numerous commissions from the state, most of which were woven at Aubusson. His style which is particularly rich and decorative is eminently recognisable : a crowd of butterflies or birds, most often, stands out against a background of vegetation, reminiscent of the millefleurs tapestries (which would also inspire Dom Robert).
The theme of the ocean depths, whilst less frequent than that of birds, is a regular feature of Perrot’s work. It allows him colourful and busy evocations (here pink and yellow-themed) touched by the melancholy associated with the presence of amphorae and the prow of a ship (similar references can be seen in “Trésors engloutis” / buried treasure for example.)
Tapisseries, dessins, peintures, gravures de René Perrot, Dessein et Tolra, 1982