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"La tapisserie, art mural : muralnomad avant Le Corbusier"

Abstract : The word “muralnomad” represents somewhat of a starting point: it was coined by Le Corbusier in 1949, and was considered to be the beginning of the renewal of the tapestry. However, Le Corbusier was not the only artist who showed a strong interest in this mode of art production in the post-war years of reconstruction. Following the extraordinary success of the exhibition organised in 1946 on “La tapisserie française, du Moyen Âge à nos jours”, a large movement popularizing the tapestry emerged. Yet, in actuality, the aesthetic of the woven wall, and the questions surrounding the quality of the mural, were heavily debated as early as the last decades of the 19th Century, and developed and spread later in the 1930s. It was during this earlier period that tapestries were seen as “mobile frescoes”, fulfilling the desire to renovate the private and public mural decoration. The postwar “Renaissance” cannot be understood without bringing into consideration the writings and the artworks that foreground the modern function of the woven medium long before the invention of Le Corbusier’s “muralnomad”.
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Rossella Froissart. "La tapisserie, art mural : muralnomad avant Le Corbusier". MODOS. Revista de História da Arte , Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 2020, 4 (2), pp.91-116. ⟨10.24978/mod.v4i2.4582⟩. ⟨hal-02613758⟩

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