Albert Le Normand, ‘Deux Etendards’

Title/Series: ‘Deux Etendards’

Designer: Albert Le Normand (b. 1915)

Manufacture: Atelier of R.d.B – Felletin, France

Date: 1946

Materials: Wool

Dimensions: H 6ft. 4 in, W 8ft. 10 in.

‘Deux Etendards’ was the first cartoon designed by Albert Le Normand.  He was greatly influenced by roman symbolism and the spiritual tradition of the Middle Ages.

Le Normand aimed to evoke expression and emotional feeling using cubist and abstract elements.  His use of  rhythm, modulation and color created vivid images that displayed his personal vision versus conventional representation.