MUSÉE JEAN-LURÇAT ET DE LA TAPISSERIE CONTEMPORAINE
The collections bring together works that place textile art into its historical context as well as the potential of this art form (formats, materials, volumes). From large curtains to small formats, the hangings, spread over two rooms, follow the course of new tapestry up to the most modern procedures.
L’Hôpital St. Jean (St. Jean’s Hospital), a remarkable example of 12th century architecture has housed Jean Lurçat’s (1892 - 1966) Chant du Monde (Song of the World) in the old hospital since 1967. This collection of ten tapestries (1957 - 1966) is the manifesto of a committed artist, a present day echo of the Apocalypse tapestry and provides us with an epic, poetic, symbolic, humanist vision of the 20th century.
The old orphanage (17th century) shows the collection made up mainly by donations from Lurçat, Grau-Garriga and Thomas Gleb (1912 - 1991).
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