Le secrétaire (the secretary bird)
Aubusson tapestry woven by the Pinton workshop.
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).
In a compositional style typical of this artist (a large bird against a very dense floral background, with a scattering of other birds), Perrot exploits an exoticism which is not usually found in his works with this secretary bird and unusual flowers.
Tapisseries, dessins, peintures, gravures de René Perrot, Dessein et Tolra, 1982 (ill. p 126)