Jean Lurcat Exhibition in Graaff Reinet

A Jean Lurçat exhibition in Graaff Reinet?

Jean Lurçat (1892-1966) was a French artist almost solely responsible for the revival of tapestry weaving. I first came across his work when I attended an evening class in tapestry making in London and had visited the tapestry museum in Aubusson – but here in Graaff Reinet! Amazing! Yet we were the only visitors – what a shame!

Le Lion de Daniel (1963), Jean Lurcat
Le Lion de Daniel (1963), Jean Lurcat
Jungle (1965), Jean Lurcat
Jungle (1965), Jean Lurcat
Tout feu, tout flamme (1963), Jean Lurcat
Tout feu, tout flamme (1963), Jean Lurcat
Soleil et Taureau (1946), Jean Lurcat
Soleil et Taureau (1946), Jean Lurcat
Bleu de bleu (1954), Jean Lurcat
Bleu de bleu (1954), Jean Lurcat
Armoire de St Denis (1960), Jean Lurcat
Armoire de St Denis (1960), Jean Lurcat

Fabulous, wonderful – where were the people? Do not miss this exhibition if you are in Graaff Reinet, and do include the town in a visit to South Africa if at all possible.

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