Friday, 30 November 2018

 Blown every which way


   I was in two minds about choosing Lurçat as I knew he wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but I am so glad I did because the quilts I've seen so far are excellent.The exhibitions that I saw in Aubenas which included his work, and the one at the Manufacture des Gobelins in Paris, really impressed me: the scale of the work just took my breath away and the colours just glow. If I had not seen them in real life, I do not think I would have liked his work so much. I did not have any idea what I would do when I chose this artist, although I knew what it was about his art that I wanted to work with. I wasn't inspired by any  tapestry in particular. I particularly like the leaves in his designs and the way their light edges glow against a black or dark background. So I knew I wanted a black background, but it took me a while to work out how I would do the leaves. In the end I made several lino print blocks of leaves and printed them on a yellow hand dyed fabric. I cut these so that a yellow edge to the leaves was visible and appliquéd them.



9 comments:

  1. Well done for choosing Lurcat, Jinnie, we all needs to be pushed out our comfort zone, now and again, and it is always a joy to be introduced to new artists.
    Love your quilt, autumn is just my favourite season, I could live with this quilt.

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  2. Your leaves really glow and dance around on the black background and the quilting adds to their movement.

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  3. Like his tapestries, your piece glows by seen blown up and in detail. I feel now, after seeing everyone's work, that I should have given Lurcat more of a chance to wow me. It’s funny, I never noticed his leaves. What I saw was the stars and the glowing yellow.

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  4. Your leaves are so beautiful, and the quilting really echoes the wind in them. I think your leaf linocuts are going to be wonderfully useful in other quilts too!

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  5. Yes, thanks for this amazing artist. Without your prompt I would never have found him or his work.
    I love the glow you have captured with your leaves, a great use of colour. Your lino blocks are fabulous too. Love it all!

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  6. Very effective Jinnie, you've used the halo of yellow to great effect.

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  7. What a lovely piece this is Jinny. Love the colours and your leaves just dance across your work.

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  8. What a beautiful piece and as everyone says, it really glows. I can't remember seeing this artwork of Jean's. Well done!

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    1. I was just inspired by the way he did the leaves on some of the tapestries I saw, and not by a particular work

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