Sunday, May 10, 2009

Seraphine !

Have any of you seen the fairly recently released movie about Seraphine de Senlis ? The Frog and Mr Toad saw the movie just a few weeks ago, and then we went into Paris, (the City of Light ... not the City of Blight), to see the exposition at the Musée Maillol, which I just learned has been extended until the 18th of May. Seraphine de Senlis was an obscure artist, I'd never heard of her before the movie came out (or maybe I'm the one who is too obscure) who did quite a number of astonishingly good paintings, given she had no formal art training, worked as a domestic servant for most of her life, and descended into madness, finishing her years in an asylum. Reminded me of Camille Claudel. So jump in your Lear Jets, hop on the Eurostar, saddle your mule, and head on in to Paris to see the exposition of her paintings while you still can . . . here is one example to whet your appetite . . .
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5 comments:

louciao said...

OMG-it's alive!

Steve said...

Both fruity and visceral and oddly redolent of stain glass windows... an unusual mix to be sure but intriguing.

Sar@h said...

Je ne connaissais pas Séraphine de Senlis avant de voir Yolande Moreau incarner son rôle.
Point d'Eurostar ici … ;-)

Il y a longtemps, nous avions eu la chance d'avoir une exposition d'été autour de Camille Claudel au musée de Morlaix (1993).

Lily Fields said...

I love this....looks just like a stained glass piece...wish i could her show at the museum...

Howard who is an artist was impressed as well...and I agree with louciano...it does look alive...my first impression...ciao..

Owen said...

Glad you all enjoyed this, I'll try to post some more soon... the Museum people were very nice about letting me do photos, as long as no flash was involved...