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Contemporary creation of Aubusson tapestries
In 1965, JM. LARTIGAUD visited Aubusson. Having a passion for wall art, he entered the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs the following year, and started a collaboration with the different manufactures which would weave his works.
In his cartoons seeking inspiration in nature, he brings about some revival of the tradition of leaf-works in Aubusson tapestry. Through colours and patterns marking a break with the usual formal vocabulary, he attempts to operate a unique synthesis between past and present in Aubusson.
At the same time, Lartigaud pursues a personal work made of paintings and tapestries, while continuing to experiment on various mediums and materials.
His works have been acquired by public and private collections in a number of countries.
The first step in the working up of a tapestry consists in creating a model. This model is transformed into a cartoon having the actual dimensions of the future tapestry. All the forms are then numbered, each number corresponding to a colour of wool. Other instructions appear in order to guide the lissier during the weaving process.
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The whole site, pictures, texts and animations, is © J.M. Lartigaud.