Antinéa (Marie-Louise Bergeaud)

Triangle de la vérité
  • Triangle de la vérité
  • La roue de la fortune

Triangle de la vérité

Antinéa, "Triangle of truth", 1948, Watercolor and ink on paper, 48 × 63 cm, © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne


Antinéa (Marie-Louise Bergeaud), (1897 – 1983), France


Prior to her marriage, Marie-Louise Bergeaud works for five years in a tax office. Around the age of thirty-five, she suddenly becomes mute and then expresses deranged ideas. Interned in 1938, a few years later she starts to draw, claiming to be Antinéa, a “female divinity.” Realized in watercolor or crayon, her works show figures, often divinities, and symbols taken from a particularly rich personal belief system.


Exhibition(s) at the Art Brut Collection