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Aloïse Corbaz

1886-1964 (SWITZERLAND)

THE SENSUAL DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS AND MURALS OF ALOÏSE CORBAZ WERE DEVELOPED BY THE ARTIST WITH JACQUELINE PORRET-FOREL, A YOUNG DOCTOR AT A SWISS PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC. THE IMAGERY SPOKE OF A MYSTERIOUS LOVE AFFAIR, OFTEN TAKING THE FORM OF BOOKS OR FOLDED SHEETS, AND FEATURED UNUSUAL MATERIALS SUCH AS PETALS AND PACKAGING, DELICATELY SEWN INTO THE ARTWORK TO CREATE A UNIQUE FORM OF COLLAGE. WORKS BY CORBAZ WERE OFTEN ACQUIRED BY ARTISTS, INCLUDING JEAN DUBUFFET, AND TODAY FEATURE IN MAJOR SWISS AND FRENCH COLLECTIONS, INCLUDING MUSÉE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE IN PARIS.