Victor-François, untitled (recto), between 1900 and 1915, Indian ink and collage on transparent paper, 50 x 39 cm, photo : Atelier de numérisation – Ville de Lausanne, Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
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Virtually all we know of this figure is his first name, Victor-François (?–?). He was institutionalised with a diagnosis of ‘schizophrenia’ and suffering from mystical delusions. Between 1900 and 1915 he made a series of drawings in India ink depicting crucifixions, accompanied by writing recording in particular sentences handed down by courts. Victor-François would also cut pieces of coloured paper that he would stick to the backs of the drawings making them visible through the sheet, thus highlighting the main subject of the composition, such as God’s face or body.
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