The pavilion of contemporary French craftsmen

The pavilion of contemporary French craftsmen

  • Pavilion of Contemporary French Craftsmen and the Revue Art et Décoration.

  • Bowl.

    DECOEUR Émile (1876 - 1953)

  • Earthenware service model "The Provinces of France".

    GOUPY Marcel (1886 - 1954)

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Title: Pavilion of Contemporary French Craftsmen and the Revue Art et Décoration.

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Creation date : 1925

Date shown: 1925

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Technique and other indications: Series: International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925. Architect: Henri Pacon.

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Pavilion of Contemporary French Craftsmen and the Revue Art et Décoration.

© Ministry of Culture / Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / All rights reserved

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Title: Bowl.

Author : DECOEUR Émile (1876 - 1953)

Creation date : 1925

Date shown: 1925

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Technique and other indications: Pavilion of Contemporary French Craftsmen and the Revue Art et Décoration.Series: International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925.

Storage location: Architecture and heritage multimedia library website

Contact copyright: © Ministry of Culture / Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / All rights reserved

Picture reference: 09-564302 / EAD 129

© Ministry of Culture / Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / All rights reserved

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Title: Earthenware service model "The Provinces of France".

Author : GOUPY Marcel (1886 - 1954)

Creation date : 1925

Date shown: 1925

Dimensions: Height 0 - Width 0

Technique and other indications: Pavilion of Contemporary French Craftsmen and the Revue Art et Décoration.Series: International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925.

Storage location: Architecture and heritage multimedia library website

Contact copyright: © Ministry of Culture / Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / All rights reserved website

Picture reference: 09-564303 / EAD 138 N

Earthenware service model "The Provinces of France".

© Ministry of Culture / Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / All rights reserved

Publication date: December 2009

Historical context

Decorative arts at the 1925 Exhibition

Dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of the decorative arts, the International Exhibition of 1925 places great emphasis on the arts of fire, then in full renewal. It thus benefits from a neighborhood worthy of these "Contemporary French Craftsmen" whose works it has presented in its gallery on the avenue de l'Opéra since 1914. This prestigious group of decorating artists brings together glassmakers, ceramists, brassworkers. , goldsmiths, enamellers, all of which are part of the tradition then identified with French "good taste" and emblematic of the trends of the interwar period. Strategically, Rouard shares his exhibition pavilion with one of the goldsmiths he defends, Puiforcat, and with the magazine Art and decoration, very committed like him in favor of the decorative arts.

Image Analysis

A showcase for the arts of fire

The Pavilion of Contemporary French Craftsmen, built by the architect Henri Pacon, contrasts sharply with many of the other trade pavilions at the 1925 Exhibition, with overworked decoration. Built according to an focused plan, with a raised central body, it has large openings on the ground floor, to which the nudity of the walls of the upper register responds where the inscriptions can be deployed with great legibility. This architecture thus bets on discretion, to better highlight the works it houses, as well as on the elegance and sobriety which are embodied, for example, in this large bowl by Émile Decœur (1876-1953). As in his other creations, the artist has favored the balance of form, the harmony of proportions and the richness of the material, evident in the enamel flows in nuanced tones and the simple geometric decoration engraved in a frieze. Still in the table arts register, Marcel Goupy (1886-1954) prolongs and renews the tradition of ceramics with the service called “The Provinces of France”: as shown by the plate, the pot and the gravy boat presented in this showcase, it combines a synthetic design and peripheral ornamentation of great elegance with the classic arrangement of the decor inspired by symbolic regional landscapes.

Interpretation

A merchant-publisher in the 1920s

Georges Rouard's dual vocation as merchant and publisher appears in the very nature of these pieces: unique work for Decœur, semi-industrial edition for Goupy's service. The duality of this orientation allows him to attract both collectors and the upper classes as well as to satisfy his artistic demands. The renewal of tableware stems in part from his search for a general harmony between objects. For Rouard, the works need an intimate and luxurious setting, and, in 1926, he entrusted Pacon with the redevelopment of his gallery with the same linear purity. Finally, as a dealer, Rouard ensures the dissemination and promotion of works through the intermediary role he plays with collectors, institutions and the specialized press, not hesitating to lend pieces or photographs for articles and exhibitions, in France and abroad. The exclusivity contract which bound him to the members of Contemporary French Artisans therefore does not in itself explain the remarkable loyalty of these decorative artists. Decœur will work with the Maison Rouard from 1907 to his death in 1953, and Goupy, who has become artistic director, for fifty years. Georges Rouard gave them both an ideal exhibition setting, working conditions and opportunities for exchange and aesthetic confrontation.

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Bibliography

Véronique AYROLES, "An artist decorator and his gallery in the 20th century: François Décorchemont and the Rouard house", Art review, n ° 118, 1997, p. 56-68.Gérard MONNIER, Architect Henri Pacon (1882-1946), Aix-en-Provence, Publications of the University of Provence, 1982. Lionel LANDRY, "The Exhibition of Decorative Arts. Architecture: French section", Art and decoration, June 1925, p. 178-212 Emmanuel BRÉON, Dominique ESCANDE, Claude LOUPIAC, Alain MANIER and Isabelle MARINONE, Creation and artistic life at the time of the 1925 exhibition, Paris-Vienne, C.N.D.P.-Futuroscope, coll. “History of the arts”, 2006.

To cite this article

Fabienne FRAVALO, "The Pavilion of Contemporary French Craftsmen"


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