Friday, 14 December 2018

Jean Lurcat

Once again I'm really out of date with what the group has been doing, so started on a mass catch-up this morning. 

I've just browsed through all the Jean Lurcat pieces, and was fascinated.  As some of you know, Mick and I have owned a 'maison secondaire' in France for many years, and it is not so far away from the Chateau Saint Laurent les Tours, the home of the workshop and museum of Jean Lurcat.  So many of you said that maybe it would be different if you had been able to see his pieces 'in the flesh', and I can assure you that it is.  Even though it was many years ago that we visited the chateau I can still remember how absolutely blown away I was by his work, and the immense scale of it.  Coincidently, I was visiting the Mumm champagne cellars earlier this year as part of a car club trip, and there on the stairs was a compelling tapestry which I immediately recognised as a piece by Jean Lurcat.

I love the pieces you've done, though I'm not going to try and comment on them all individually, and wish that I had been able to participate in this challenge.  On a personal note, we have began the building works we need to do on our new home, and I have a feeling the sewing machines may be able to get out of their boxes fairly soon.  I am beginning to feel the need to stitch again, though that might be partially because it's winter and harder to get out into the garden to do all the work necessary there.

Good luck/inspiration with your next artist, and Happy Christmas/Seasons Greetings to you all.



  1. How lovely to hear from you, Linda F. Thanks for the comments about the Chateau museum and your impression of Jean Lurcat's works. Lucky you.

    Good luck with the work on your new home. Hope all goes well. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the group soon.


  2. If I had only seen the images on the internet, and hadn't seen his work in real life, I would never have given it a second glance and I would never have chosen him!

  3. Hi Linda! So great to hear from you! Glad your renovations are going well and your sewing machines are going to see the light of day. best wishes to you and Mick!

  4. Lovely to hear from you Linda. I hope all goes well with the construction and that you can find a place to sew and create soon.