The Tapestry Cartoons from Aubusson

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From centuries Aubusson is a famous center of tapestry. But, since 1980, a lot of workshops are closed and sell their cartoons. The author buys, sells, restores, collectes and photographes hundred of tapestry cartoons, gouaches and oil paintings for more than twenty years. Living in the midst of these works, it stucks her as esssential to learn about their origins and the influences and artistic trends behind them, and to understand how the techniques evolved in the painting workshops while the methods for tapestry weaving remained, and must remain, unchanged.

Contents

1st PART : Tapestry Cartoons
A Bit of History
The making of a Tapestry
The Production of Cartoons
The Cartoons Painters’workshops
The Tapestry Cartoon Market

2nd PART : Tapestry Themes and Motifs
Medieval
Verdures
Hunting Scenes
The Fables of La Fontaine
Farm Animals
Chinoiseries
Scenes of Courtly Love
Pastoral Scenes
Music
Bird Catchers
Faces
Flowers
Carpets

Additional information

Weight

2000 g

Dimensions

31 x 24 cm

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