Automne solognot (Sologne autumn)
Aubusson tapestry woven by the Pinton workshop.
Complete with certificate of origin signed by the artist, n°2/6.
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 motif of fish in profile swimming in water in the lower part of the cartoon, beneath other elements is recurrent in Lurçat’s work (for example “L’eau et le feu’, Cité de la Tapisserie, Aubusson). With Perrot the same motif gives rise to a less ambitious vision : fish and birdlife here represent, in a realistic fashion, the sports of hunting and fishing as practised in the Sologne area in Autumn.
Tapisseries, dessins, peintures, gravures de René Perrot, Dessein et Tolra, 1982