Aloïse Corbaz

1886 - 1964 Lausanne, Switserland

Aloïse Corbaz 
Scène de groupe avec pape, sphinx et sirène, circa 1946-47 | Scène de groupe avec pape, sphinx et sirène, approx. 1946-47
Kleurpotlood op papier | Colored pencils on paper
58 x 45 cm
Aloïse Corbaz Scène de groupe avec pape, sphinx et sirène, circa 1946-47 | Scène de groupe avec pape, sphinx et sirène, approx. 1946-47 Kleurpotlood op papier | Colored pencils on paper 58 x 45 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz 
Scène de groupe avec pape, sphinx et sirène, circa 1946-47 | Scène de groupe avec pape, sphinx et sirène, approx. 1946-47
Kleurpotlood op papier | Colored pencils on paper
58 x 45 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz Scène de groupe avec pape, sphinx et sirène, circa 1946-47 | Scène de groupe avec pape, sphinx et sirène, approx. 1946-47 Kleurpotlood op papier | Colored pencils on paper 58 x 45 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz 
Lit de roses lotus, circa 1947 | Lit de roses lotus, approx. 1947
Potlood, kleurpotlood en gouache op papier | Pencil, colored pencils and gouache on paper
80 x 60 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz Lit de roses lotus, circa 1947 | Lit de roses lotus, approx. 1947 Potlood, kleurpotlood en gouache op papier | Pencil, colored pencils and gouache on paper 80 x 60 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz 
Lance Gotha, circa 1947-48 | Lance Gotha, approx. 1947-48
Potlood en kleurpotlood op papier | Lead pencil and colored pencils on paper
21 x 15 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz Lance Gotha, circa 1947-48 | Lance Gotha, approx. 1947-48 Potlood en kleurpotlood op papier | Lead pencil and colored pencils on paper 21 x 15 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz 
Lit de la Salambo | Lit de la Salambo
Potlood en kleurpotlood op papier | Lead pencil and colored pencils on paper
21 x 15 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz Lit de la Salambo | Lit de la Salambo Potlood en kleurpotlood op papier | Lead pencil and colored pencils on paper 21 x 15 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz 
Lit de la Salambo | Lit de la Salambo
Potlood en kleurpotlood op papier | Lead pencil and colored pencils on paper
21 x 15 cm
Aloïse Corbaz, Outsider Art Museum Aloïse Corbaz Lit de la Salambo | Lit de la Salambo Potlood en kleurpotlood op papier | Lead pencil and colored pencils on paper 21 x 15 cm

After obtaining her school-leaving certificate, Aloise becomes a governess at the court of Wilhelm II in Prussia, where she ends up besotted with the emperor,...

After obtaining her school-leaving certificate, Aloise becomes a governess at the court of Wilhelm II in Prussia, where she ends up besotted with the emperor, acting out an entirely imaginary love affair. The outbreak of WWI forces her to return to Switzerland. At the time, Aloïse began acting rebelliously and displaying exalted religious feelings, causing her to be committed to an institution. She was first interned at the Lausanne University Psychiatric Hospital of Cery (from 1918 to 1920), and then transferred to the La Rosière Psychiatric Hospital, where she would remain until her death.

Up until 1936, she works in secret, using lead pencil and ink on any surface she can find. She also employs fluids from pressed petals, crushed leaves, and toothpaste. The theme of the couple in love, and her passion for the theater and the opera predominate in her oeuvre.