Gourmet Fair

Paintings from a Certain Paradise

Corinne Deville, Untitled, December 2007, Epalinges, Private collection. Photo courtesy Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France —This is a fantastical world of color, shapes and forms. Worlds filled with animals real and surreal, homes and houses and an outpouring of joy. This is the imaginary world, the exuberant world of the French artist Corinne Deville who dedicated her life to painting. She began painting in childhood although World War II was raging around her in the Ardennes region of France. Her work is being showcased at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne, a certified French museum that is part of the Saint Anne Hospital in Paris. For Corinne Deville was often hospitalized for physical and psychological health reasons but continued to create during her illnesses.

Corinne Deville, Liberté Patrie Vaud, Décembre 2001, Epalinges,Private collection. Photo courtesy Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The show, entitled Living to Paint (Vivre en peinture), brings together some 100 works of the artist who would marry Jean Tattinger in 1948. The couple had five children and the artist, in 1997, would move to Switzerland living out a longtime dream of the serenity and peace that she found there. It was here that she would have her most prolific period of creation and it was here that she would die in 2021 at the age of 91 and be buried next to her husband in the town of Epalinges in the district of Lausanne. The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne conserves numerous works created by artist-patients and the collection dates from the 19th century to the present with works from France but from hospitals throughout the world as well. The museum has an inventory of 1,800 works and it is continually enriched through donations from psychiatrists, institutions, families of patients and artists.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette
The exhibition runs through January 29th.
Wednesdays-Sunday from 1pm-6pm
1 rue Cabanis
75914 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 45 65 86 96

Corinne Deville, Untitled, October 2006, Epalinges, Private collection. Photo courtesy Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

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