Talented draughtswoman Christiane Vauzelles began collaborating with Robert Dumas in 1958. Carrés like Tourbillon, Pivoines and Tigre royal testify to her technical mastery and fine sense of composition. Originally destined for a beach towel, these charming cheetahs, drawn in 1967, are presented as a carré for the first time.
The delicate, graphic, somewhat naïve drawing, the young cats’ cheery expressions, and the simple, effective use of line are reminiscent of a Roman mosaic. The creatures are conjured before our eyes, palpably alive, ready to pounce into the graceful rough-and-tumble of a game, as only they know how.