Tapisserie Cotonou Noir de Jean Lurçat

Tapestry by Jean Lurçat “Black Cotonou”

Tapestry, 79 x 118 in.

Jean Lurçat
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Aubusson tapestry woven at the Tabard Frères et Soeurs workshop


“The Cotonou Noir” tapestry by Jean Lurçat is a striking artwork that evokes the essence of the city of Cotonou, in Benin. Measuring 79 x 117 cm, this wool tapestry offers a unique interpretation of this dynamic urban environment.

“Cotonou Noir” captures the atmosphere and energy of the city through abstract patterns and bold lines. The contrasts between deep black and vibrant pops of color create a striking visual composition.

Jean Lurçat used his talent to create a tapestry that represents the characteristic life and movement of Cotonou. The shapes intertwine and overlap, reminiscent of the bustling streets, colorful markets, and cultural diversity of the city.

“Cotonou Noir” is also a tribute to African art and its influence on Lurçat’s work. The geometric patterns and abstract symbols reflect the inspiration he drew from traditional African art while adding his own contemporary interpretation.

The “Cotonou Noir” tapestry is the result of meticulous work carried out with respect for traditional weaving techniques. Each thread is carefully woven to create a rich texture and visual depth that draws the eye.

This unique artwork is a testament to Jean Lurçat’s artistic vision and his ability to capture the essence of a place through tapestry. “Cotonou Noir” is a powerful testament to Lurçat’s creativity and artistic expression, as well as his willingness to transcend cultural boundaries and celebrate the diversity of the world.

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Material: Wool
Artist: Jean Lurçat
Artist signature: Lower left
Type: Tapestry