DOM ROBERT (GUY DE CHAUNAC-LANZAC) (1907-1997)
Full field (cardboard of 1970)
Woolen tapestry executed in basse lisse by the Suzanne Goubely workshops in Aubusson in 1971
Numbered 3/6, matricule 519 (with unstitched bolduc).
450 x 260cm.
white threads disconnected from the side strips of protection which were used for the hanging
Bibliography: Plein champ, autour d'une oeuvre de Dom Robert, Editions de l'Abbaye d'En Calcat/Editions Privat, Guy de Chaunac-Lanzac studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs. On his return from military service in Morocco, where he drew a lot, he worked at Tissus Ducharne. He entered the Abbey of En Calcat in 1930, studied philosophy and theology and was ordained a priest in 1937. He began to draw and paint again and produced a series of watercolors that became cartoons and then tapestries when he met Jean Lurçat, who was visiting the monastery in 1941: "From that brief contact, I had the impression that I was working with an older brother who kept no secret secrets from me. He showed me his wool samples, () I learned the use of beating for the interpenetration of colors and all sorts of possibilities to make the most of this warm material. Dison, the simplest classical vocabulary to achieve the most eloquent effects."
His woven work includes nearly 150 original cartoons, woven in Aubusson and in the Tabard workshops between 1941 and 1980