Jean Lurçat was a French artist and weaver credited with bringing tapestries back into contemporary popularity. His works often featured recurring motifs such as nature, animals, and the cosmos, becoming increasingly ambitious and detailed over time. One of his most famous works, The Eighth Tapestry of the World’s Song (1957–1966), depicts an entire cosmology of ancient world mythical figures. He was born on July 1, 1892 in Bruyeres, France, and studied at the Académie Colarossi where his classmates included Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In 1915, he participated in his first exhibition in Zürich, and in 1917, completed Filles Vertes and Soirée dans Grenade—his first major tapestry work.
Victor Vasarely (1906 – 1997) was born in Pecs (Hungary). He began studying medicine, left these courses and joined the fine art (1927-1929), then the Bauhaus of Budapest where he became the pupil of Sandor Bortnyik. His first personal exhibition was organized in Budapest in 1930, this same year he settled down in Paris. Victor Vasarely died in 1997 in Annet-sur-Marne (France).