Perroquet Tapestries

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For this series, Marcel Zelmanovitch chose tapestry and the traditional Aubusson knot. The composition of each model suggests a comparison with the feathers of parrots. Arising from a collection of Parrot rug paintings designed in the mid 1990s these tapestries indicate a shift toward greater freedom in Marcel Zelmanovitch’s creative process. Here the design, guided as it is by planes, lines and curves of varying depth, is a framework able to breathe life into bold, clashing colours.

An exhibition event furthering a body of work begun in the 1990s
Marcel Zelmanovitch