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Jean lurcat Museum and modern carpet art: photo, description, Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la tapisserie contemporaine)

Jean Lyursa is a recognized textile artist and reformer of the art of tapestry (or tapestries). Jean Lyursa was born in 1892 and died in 1966. In Angers his name is the Museum of modern tapestry, located in the building of the hospital of St. John near the Abbey Roncero.

In the 30-ies of the last century, Jean Lyursa learned the secrets Tkachenko skill under the hereditary weaver in Aubusson - the town is supplied tapestries to the Royal court. Medieval tapestries of Aubusson have the status of a UNESCO world heritage site. In 1938, the artist began to study tapestry series "Apocalypse of Angers" of the XIV century, which is stored in the Angers castle. So, based on experience and the works of medieval craftsmen, Jean Lyursa revived the art of weaving on a modern level.

The building, which houses the tapestry Museum, was built in the XII century and is a well-preserved building in the Gothic style. In the XIII century it was built a chapel in the XVI-th added the southern wing of the cloister, in the XVII century on the part of the main facade was erected gallery. In the XVII century building of the hospital housed the orphanage. The Museum exhibits the building of the hospital was in 1986, after significant restoration and redevelopment.

The Museum collection is based on tapestries, created by Jean Lyursa, including "Song of peace" - one of the largest modern tapestry. Its length is about 80 meters. This piece, the artist began to weave in 1957 under the impression from the series "Apocalypse of Angers" and portrayed it as the most tragic episodes of recent history - for example, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and quite the peaceful scene from the modern life of mankind. Finished this work after the artist's death.