Line Vautrin - "Papyrus" mirror
Line Vautrin - "Papyrus" mirror
Line Vautrin - "Papyrus" mirror
Line Vautrin - "Papyrus" mirror
Biography

Line VAUTRIN (1913-1997)


A fiercely independent, strikingly different artist, Line Vautrin created intensely poetic objects after the war.
Her powder compacts, boxes, brooches, necklaces and ashtrays in gilded bronze, whether engraved or enamelled, all evoke the art of jewellery making through their delicacy and tactile qualities.

From the 1960s on, Line Vautrin used her talent to create a completely new range of objects using a new material that she called ‘talosel’. Thin leaves of resin were laid on top of each other in strata, scraped and scarified, worked using fire and studded with tiny shards of mirror, the substance eventually developing the most subtle nuances of colour suggestive of slate or schist, time-worn bone or wood.

 

"Line Vautrin, Miroirs", Patrick Mauriès, éditions Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, 2004

Biography

Line Vautrin (1913-1997)

"Papyrus" mirror, circa 1968

The black talosel rectangular structure presents coilings at each end, evoking a papyrus. The mirror is entirely encrusted with orange, beige and gilded mirrors. The back is scored. Original flat mirrored glass.

 

Signed « Line Vautrin » and stamp « Roi » on the back.

 

Height 24 in - Width 17 in

Line Vautrin - "Papyrus" mirror
Line Vautrin - "Papyrus" mirror
Line Vautrin - "Papyrus" mirror
Line Vautrin - "Papyrus" mirror