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Séraphine

25.05.2021 - 31.07.2021

Séraphine

25.05.2021 - 31.07.2021

Séraphine

25.05.2021 - 31.07.2021

ABOUT

Séraphine Louis, known as Séraphine de Senlis, came from a modest family. At first she was a servant in the Convent of Charity of Providence in Clermont-de-l'Oise, but in 1904 she was employed as a housekeeper for the middle-class people of Senlis. It was during this period that her "good angel" appeared to her and told her: "Seraphine, listen to me: you must start drawing".

In 1912, she entered the service of the collector and art critic Wilhelm Uhde, known for having discovered and purchased the first paintings of Picasso, Braque and Douanier Rousseau. At a dinner, Uhde discovered a small painting of apples by Seraphine. He bought it on the spot. He then took Séraphine out of her solitude and allowed her to devote herself fully to painting. Uhde had to leave France in 1914 and did not resume contact with her until 1927. From that time on, he bought all her paintings, decided to help her and distributed her work in France, Germany and as far as the United States. He stopped all support in 1930, following the Great Depression. Séraphine, thrown into excessive spending, is very disturbed and collapses psychically, which puts an end to these three years of fertile production. She was institutionalized in 1932 and died ten years later in total abandonment.

Both associated with naive art and art brut, the painting of Séraphine de Senlis is a unique phenomenon in the history of art of the twentieth century. Through painting, Séraphine gives herself away without restraint. She explores the whole palette of her emotions with ingenuity and expresses herself without imitating anyone. She creates a singular and sincere language which did not have to be discarded from a scholarly learning, only guided by her inner self and the divine spirit. The result is astonishing surrealist bouquets, painted with an ardor and fervor that Wilhelm Uhde described as "ecstatic confession". Her paintings are like waking dreams that stand somewhere between the passion of art and the art of hallucination. Metamorphosed by her psyche, the monumental plant compositions move into landscapes: tears of blood bead in the leaves, eyes slip into the place of fruit and twisted smiles cling to the branches of imaginary trees.

If Séraphine's name was forgotten for a while, it is perhaps because her art carried its own fragility, that of being isolated and describing a universe made of its own rules, with only her personal experience as a culture. However, it was brought back into the limelight in 2008 thanks to Martin Provost's film and Yolande Moreau's acclaimed interpretation (selected excerpts that will be shown in the cellar) as well as thanks to the exhibition organized by the Maillol Museum in 2008-09.

Séraphine's works are presented in the following museums: MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Fondation Dina Vierny - Musée Maillol, Paris; LaM, Villeneuve d'Ascq; Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble; Musée d'Art et Archéologie, Senlis; Musée du Vieux-Château, Laval; Musée Anatole Jakovsky, Nice; Petit-Palais - Musée d'art moderne, Geneva; Museum Charlotte Zander, Bönnigheim; Clemens-Sels Museum, Neus; Staatliche Museen - Neue Galerie, Kassel; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund; Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Setgaya Art Museum, Tokyo.

INSTALLATION VIEWS

EXHIBITED WORKS

Séraphine Louis
Fleurs ou Grand bouquet au vase noir et fond bleu
1929

Oil on canvas 146 x 97 cm
Séraphine Louis
Arbre avec feuilles d'automne
circa 1929-30

Oil on canvas 65.4 x 54.6 cm
Séraphine Louis
Orange, quartier d'orange et feuillage
circa 1915

Oil on wood 19 x 24.3 x 1.9 cm
Séraphine Louis
Orange et feuillage
circa 1920

Oil on wood panel 19 x 24.3 cm
Séraphine Louis
Les Fruits sur fond vert
circa 1915-20

Oil on panel 44 x 27.5 cm
Séraphine Louis
Les grappes de raisins
circa 1930

Oil on canvas 146 x 114 cm
Séraphine Louis
Pommes avec des feuilles ou Fruits et fleurs
1929

Oil on canvas 116 x 90 cm
Séraphine Louis
Feuilles, fleurs et fruits ou Bouquet dans un vase
circa 1929-30

Oil on canvas 92 x 60 cm
Séraphine Louis
Branche de cerisier
circa 1915

Ripolin and mixed techniques on wood panelu 19.5 x 25.2 cm
Séraphine Louis
Marguerites
circa 1930-31

Oil on canvas 60 x 81.5 cm

Séraphine Louis

Fleurs ou Grand bouquet au vase noir et fond bleu

1929

Oil on canvas

146 x 97 cm

Séraphine Louis

Arbre avec feuilles d'automne

circa 1929-30

Oil on canvas

65.4 x 54.6 cm

Séraphine Louis

Orange, quartier d'orange et feuillage

circa 1915

Oil on wood

19 x 24.3 x 1.9 cm

Séraphine Louis

Orange et feuillage

circa 1920

Oil on wood panel

19 x 24.3 cm

Séraphine Louis

Les Fruits sur fond vert

circa 1915-20

Oil on panel

44 x 27.5 cm

Séraphine Louis

Les grappes de raisins

circa 1930

Oil on canvas

146 x 114 cm

Séraphine Louis

Pommes avec des feuilles ou Fruits et fleurs

1929

Oil on canvas

116 x 90 cm

Séraphine Louis

Feuilles, fleurs et fruits ou Bouquet dans un vase

circa 1929-30

Oil on canvas

92 x 60 cm

Séraphine Louis

Branche de cerisier

circa 1915

Ripolin and mixed techniques on wood panelu

19.5 x 25.2 cm

Séraphine Louis

Marguerites

circa 1930-31

Oil on canvas

60 x 81.5 cm

MULTIMEDIAS

EXHIBITED ARTISTS

Vladimir YANKILEVSKY

Aped quas parum qui beaquae preped eum volupitae odis re culpa volor autes nesciis am inus veliquibus. Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvelEt ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel

Vladimir YANKILEVSKY

Aped quas parum qui beaquae preped eum volupitae odis re culpa volor autes nesciis am inus veliquibus. Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel

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Séraphine LOUIS

Séraphine Louis, known as ‘de Senlis’, came from a modest family. Orphaned at the age of seven, she worked as a domestic from 1882 to 1902 at the Convent of Charity of Providence in Clermont-sur-Oise. She retained a strong religious influence ...

Séraphine LOUIS

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ABOUT

Séraphine Louis, known as Séraphine de Senlis, came from a modest family. At first she was a servant in the Convent of Charity of Providence in Clermont-de-l'Oise, but in 1904 she was employed as a housekeeper for the middle-class people of Senlis. It was during this period that her "good angel" appeared to her and told her: "Seraphine, listen to me: you must start drawing".

In 1912, she entered the service of the collector and art critic Wilhelm Uhde, known for having discovered and purchased the first paintings of Picasso, Braque and Douanier Rousseau. At a dinner, Uhde discovered a small painting of apples by Seraphine. He bought it on the spot. He then took Séraphine out of her solitude and allowed her to devote herself fully to painting. Uhde had to leave France in 1914 and did not resume contact with her until 1927. From that time on, he bought all her paintings, decided to help her and distributed her work in France, Germany and as far as the United States. He stopped all support in 1930, following the Great Depression. Séraphine, thrown into excessive spending, is very disturbed and collapses psychically, which puts an end to these three years of fertile production. She was institutionalized in 1932 and died ten years later in total abandonment.

Both associated with naive art and art brut, the painting of Séraphine de Senlis is a unique phenomenon in the history of art of the twentieth century. Through painting, Séraphine gives herself away without restraint. She explores the whole palette of her emotions with ingenuity and expresses herself without imitating anyone. She creates a singular and sincere language which did not have to be discarded from a scholarly learning, only guided by her inner self and the divine spirit. The result is astonishing surrealist bouquets, painted with an ardor and fervor that Wilhelm Uhde described as "ecstatic confession". Her paintings are like waking dreams that stand somewhere between the passion of art and the art of hallucination. Metamorphosed by her psyche, the monumental plant compositions move into landscapes: tears of blood bead in the leaves, eyes slip into the place of fruit and twisted smiles cling to the branches of imaginary trees.

If Séraphine's name was forgotten for a while, it is perhaps because her art carried its own fragility, that of being isolated and describing a universe made of its own rules, with only her personal experience as a culture. However, it was brought back into the limelight in 2008 thanks to Martin Provost's film and Yolande Moreau's acclaimed interpretation (selected excerpts that will be shown in the cellar) as well as thanks to the exhibition organized by the Maillol Museum in 2008-09.

Séraphine's works are presented in the following museums: MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Fondation Dina Vierny - Musée Maillol, Paris; LaM, Villeneuve d'Ascq; Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble; Musée d'Art et Archéologie, Senlis; Musée du Vieux-Château, Laval; Musée Anatole Jakovsky, Nice; Petit-Palais - Musée d'art moderne, Geneva; Museum Charlotte Zander, Bönnigheim; Clemens-Sels Museum, Neus; Staatliche Museen - Neue Galerie, Kassel; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund; Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Setgaya Art Museum, Tokyo.

EXHIBITED WORKS

Séraphine Louis

1929

Fleurs ou Grand bouquet au vase noir et fond bleu

1929

Oil on canvas

146 x 97 cm

Séraphine Louis

circa 1929-30

Arbre avec feuilles d'automne

circa 1929-30

Oil on canvas

65.4 x 54.6 cm

Séraphine Louis

circa 1915

Orange, quartier d'orange et feuillage

circa 1915

Oil on wood

19 x 24.3 x 1.9 cm

Séraphine Louis

circa 1920

Orange et feuillage

circa 1920

Oil on wood panel

19 x 24.3 cm

Séraphine Louis

circa 1915-20

Les Fruits sur fond vert

circa 1915-20

Oil on panel

44 x 27.5 cm

Séraphine Louis

circa 1930

Les grappes de raisins

circa 1930

Oil on canvas

146 x 114 cm

Séraphine Louis

1929

Pommes avec des feuilles ou Fruits et fleurs

1929

Oil on canvas

116 x 90 cm

Séraphine Louis

circa 1929-30

Feuilles, fleurs et fruits ou Bouquet dans un vase

circa 1929-30

Oil on canvas

92 x 60 cm

Séraphine Louis

circa 1915

Branche de cerisier

circa 1915

Ripolin and mixed techniques on wood panelu

19.5 x 25.2 cm

Séraphine Louis

circa 1930-31

Marguerites

circa 1930-31

Oil on canvas

60 x 81.5 cm

MULTIMEDIAS

EXHIBITED ARTISTS

Vladimir YANKILEVSKY

Aped quas parum qui beaquae preped eum volupitae odis re culpa volor autes nesciis am inus veliquibus. Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvelEt ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel

Vladimir YANKILEVSKY

Aped quas parum qui beaquae preped eum volupitae odis re culpa volor autes nesciis am inus veliquibus. Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel Rum fuga. Et ernam, que minvel

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Séraphine LOUIS

Séraphine Louis, known as ‘de Senlis’, came from a modest family. Orphaned at the age of seven, she worked as a domestic from 1882 to 1902 at the Convent of Charity of Providence in Clermont-sur-Oise. She retained a strong religious influence, claiming that the Virgin Mary inspired her vocation as an artist. She was then employed as a cleaning lady by the Senlis bourgeoisie, and in 1906, in the evenings...

PUBLICATIONS

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TITRE DE L’ARTICLE

Dimensions, technique, date
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SÉRAPHINE
CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ

Lanwell & Leeds Ltd
2021
24.2 x 32.5 x 4.8 cm
396 pages
120€

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MAILLOL , LA FORME LIBRE

21.03.2021 - 20.06.2021

À PROPOS

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hommage a raanan levy a la une

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summer hanging 2022 a la une

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Séraphine Louis

1929
Séraphine Louis

circa 1929-30
Séraphine Louis

circa 1915
Séraphine Louis

circa 1920
Séraphine Louis

circa 1915-20

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