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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Schedule

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

Artist(s)

Aloïse Corbaz

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Reviews

shumai: (2009-07-08)

物の捕え方、世界の構築の仕方が常人と異なる人の頭の中が少し覗けた気分がしました。どんな人も一人一人異なる世界を持つことを再認識。

curejazz: (2009-08-14)

溢れる愛されたい、愛したいという気持ち。
洪水のようでした。

taiyaki: (2009-08-19)

素晴らしいアーティストの作品と、出会うことができました。他の背景は、もう後付けの理由でもいいきがします。生きるように描く人の絵画に、注釈ほど野暮なことはないでしょう。
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