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Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

24 July 2020

While some museums remain shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are now reopening as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.

The entrepreneur Marie Cuttoli played a leading role in the revival of the French tapestry industry in the early 20th century, commissioning major artists and designers such as Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Le Corbusier to produce designs for the historic tapestry workshops in Aubusson. This exhibition includes a number of celebrated modernist tapestries, while also exploring Cuttoli’s early career in fashion and interior design. The show reopens at the Barnes Foundation on 25 July, and continues until 23 August. Find out more from the Barnes Foundation’s website. 

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Rhythmic Figures (Personnages rythmiques), or Woman and Birds (1934), Juan Miró, woven in Aubusson.

Rhythmic Figures (Personnages rythmiques), or Woman and Birds (1934), Juan Miró, woven in Aubusson. © Successió Miró/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020

Paris (1934), Raoul Dufy, woven by Atelier Delarbre, Aubusson.

Paris (1934), Raoul Dufy, woven by Atelier Delarbre, Aubusson. © CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY; © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Marie Cuttoli (1936), Le Corbusier, woven in Aubusson.

Marie Cuttoli (1936), Le Corbusier, woven in Aubusson. © F.L.C./ADAGP, Paris/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2020

Marie Cuttoli (c. 1938), Man Ray

Marie Cuttoli (c. 1938), Man Ray. © CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY/Man Ray 2015 Trust/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY/ADAGP, Paris 2020