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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Séraphine Louis

Séraphine Louis, dite Séraphine de Senlis, 1864 - 1942
L'arbre de Vie, 1928-30
Oil on canvas 1,44 x 1,12 m
Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie. Senlis.

Séraphine Louis, dite Séraphine de Senlis, 1864 - 1942
Feuilles, 1928-29,
Oil on canvas
Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Paris

Séraphine Louis, dite Séraphine de Senlis, 1864 - 1942
Tree of Paradise. (c. 1920–25)
Oil on canvas, 6' 4 3/4" x 51 3/4" (194.9 x 130.5 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.


I do not know much about Séraphine Louis, better known as Séraphine de Senlis. Her story has been made into a bio-pic in France which has won a number of French Oscars.

It is a sad story. Her work lives on. She was truly a master.