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.