Sunday, 9 April 2017

French artist Abine Msika and Séraphine Louis

Famous French artist Abine Msika with a model of the life size bronze she is hoping to create of French artist Séraphine Louis. Ms. Louis's home town of Senlis, just outside of Paris, has refused to honour Ms. Louis with a sculpture. Please send an email to the Mayor of Senlis asking him to erect Abine's sculpture of Ms. Louis


Séraphine Louis, known as Séraphine de Senlis (Séraphine of Senlis) (1864–1942), was a French painter in the naïve style. Self-taught, she was inspired by her religious faith and by stained-glass church windows and other religious art. The intensity of her images, both in colour and in replicative designs, are sometimes interpreted as a reflection of her own psyche, walking a tightrope between ecstasy and mental illness.

Louis was born in Arsy (Oise) on 3 September 1864. Her father was a manual laborer and her mother came from a farmworking background. Louis's mother died on her first birthday and her father, who remarried, also died before she was seven; at which point, she came under the charge of her eldest sister. She first worked as a shepherdess but, by 1881, she was engaged as a domestic worker at the convent of the Sisters of Providence in Clermont, Oise. Beginning in 1901, she was employed as a housekeeper for middle-class families in the town of Senlis.

..... Wikipedia 

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