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Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la tapisserie contemporaine description and photos - France: Angers. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la tapisserie contemporaine.
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Jean Lursa is an acclaimed textile artist and reformer of tapestry art. Jean Lursa was born in 1892 and died in 1966. In Angers, the museum of modern tapestries, located in the building of the hospital of St. John near the Abbey of Ronsere, bears his name.
In the 30s of the last century, Jean Lursa learned the secrets of weaving under the supervision of a hereditary weaver in Aubusson - this city supplied tapestries to the royal court. Medieval tapestries from Aubusson have UNESCO World Heritage status. In 1938, the artist began to study the tapestry cycle "Angerskiy Apocalypse" of the XIV century, which is kept in the Anzherskiy castle. So, based on the experience and works of medieval artisans, Jean Lursa revived the art of making tapestries to the modern level.
The building that houses the Tapestry Museum dates back to the 12th century and is a well-preserved Gothic building. In the 13th century a chapel was added to it, in the 16th the southern wing of the cloister was added, in the 17th century a gallery was erected on the side of the main facade. In the 17th century, an orphanage was located in the hospital building. The hospital building took over museum exhibits only in 1986 after significant restoration and redevelopment.
The core of the museum collection is made up of tapestries created by Jean Lurs, among which "The Song of Peace" is one of the largest modern tapestries. Its length is about 80 meters. The artist began to weave this work in 1957 under the impression of the cycle "Angerskiy Apocalypse" and depicted on it both the most tragic episodes of modern history - for example, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and quite peaceful scenes from modern life of mankind. This work was completed after the artist's death.
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