Jean Touret (1916-2004) for the Marolles workshop, Floor lamp "Girouette"
Jean Touret (1916-2004) for the Marolles workshop,
Four-light floor lamp model « Girouette »,
Wrought iron beaten with rooster decoration and under each light the initial of the four cardinal points,
With four lampshades,
Circa 1950, France.
Measures : Height 190.5 cm, Width 41.91 cm, Depth 55.88 cm.
Jean Touret is a French sculptor, whose mainly religious work, uses wood and metals to achieve sometimes monumental sculptures (statuary, altars, organ buffets). His art that remains figurative but at the limit of abstraction, coincides with the movement back to the liturgical simplicity that Vatican II. Jean Touret is also known as designer. At the beginning of his career, in the Loir et Cher, he set up a craft cooperative "The Artisans de Marolles" of which he was the artistic director. In the 1950s-1960, they will produce a furniture that we rediscovered today.