poster for Aloïse Corbaz Exhibition

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Aloïse Corbaz was born in Switzerland in 1886, and worked as a nanny at Wilhelm II's Sanssouci palace in Potsdam. Plagued by schizophrenia at the age of 31, she spent 46 years (from the age of 32-78) in a hospital, creating paintings of her psychological world. In 1947, it was painter Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) who saw exceptional value in her work, and they became widely known to the general public. Dubuffet coined the term "Art Brut" to refer to works like Cornaz's, which convey free expressions that are not restrained by established notions of aesthetics.

Curated by the chair of the Aloïse Foundation as well as Dr. Jacqueline Porret-Forel, this exhibition, the first large-scale retrospective of the artist to be held in Japan, presents a total of 85 paintings including many rare works that will be on view in public for the first time.

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From 2009-05-16 To 2009-09-02


Aloïse Corbaz



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