Tapisserie Pâques 1962 de Jean Lurçat

Easter 1962

Tapestry, 59 x 87 in.

Jean Lurçat
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Aubusson tapestry woven in the Goubely workshop

Material: wool
Artist: Jean Lurçat
Artist signature: Lower left
Date: 1962
Type: Tapestry

The title « Pâques 1962 », Easter 1962, would seem to correspond rather to the date of its creation rather than the subject, which remains a traditional motif for this artist : the elements earth and air, butterflies and salamanders… In 1962, Lurçat’s fame is at its peak, commissions, both public and private come flocking in and the effort of dealing with them whilst trying to complete simultaneously « le Chant du Monde », the song of the world, is proving exhausting. Perhaps in the wealth of energy dispensed he might be attempting to interrupt the flight of time by putting a date on this particular work.