Saturday, November 9, 2013

La Verdure

Martine Aballéa Le jour et la nuit
Man has always wished to tame nature, to bring it inside. John Hopper of The Textile Blog believes it to be our greatest inspiration and source of creativity. Though many today may feel increasingly distanced from nature, the subject is so much a constant source of marvel and decorative exploration that it could never be dropped from the textile artist's repertoire. A verdure is characterized by the use of foliage and plant forms which cover the surface of a fabric almost entirely. Any appearance by man is incidental.  Eloge de la verdure is a tapestry exhibit that explores the subject through mille-fleurs and various plant forms, landscapes, and the changing seasons from the 16th century onward to signed works by Monet, Buri, Hadju, Alechinsky, Prassinos et Traquandi...

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Verdure à feuilles de choux
Tapisserie des Flandres, XVIe siècle

Photo : Mobilier national/Isabelle Bideau
Dom Robert Mille fleurs sauvages Tapisserie d’Aubusson 1961
Dom Robert Mille Feurs Sauvages tapestry d'Aubusson 1961

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Jean Lurçat Jean (1892-1966)
Le Printemps, 1946
Tapisserie d’Aubusson
Paris, Mobilier national

Photo : Mobilier national/Isabelle Bideau

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Milva Maglione (1934-2010)
Vent de printemps dans l’après-midi, 1962
Tapisserie des Gobelins
Paris, Mobilier national

Photo : Mobilier national/Isabelle Bideau

Jacques Monory Velvet Jungle n°1 Tapisserie des Gobelins 2012
Jacques Monory Velvet Jungle 2012 Tapisserie des Gobelins

Eloge de la verdure 
at the Galerie des Gobelins
jusqu'à 1 jan 2014

1 comment:

  1. i am 100 percent with Mr. Hopper. nature always gets their first is my motto!