Annie Bascoul

‘Moucharabieh’ and ‘Jardin de lit, lit de jardin’, Annie Bascoul, 2010. Photo: Lesley Millar
‘Moucharabieh’ and ‘Jardin de lit, lit de jardin’, Annie Bascoul, 2010. Photo: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Annie Bascoul - France

The artist reveals...

...the ideas behind the work

“I want this work to be rare and precious, always beautiful and poetic. For the suspended ‘bed’— Jardin de lit, lit de jardin — I’ve used materials which refer to bedding: the white down duvet, which evokes the erotic poetry of Béroalde de Verville, whose text is on the ground underneath the bed. White and gold are for me the colours of light, beauty and ambiguity”.

...the techniques used to make the work

“The traditional needlepoint lace of Alençon, which is largely inspired by the drawings of plants and gardens and flowers, appears in all of my work”.

Annie Bascoul studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Exhibitions include National Museum of History Taipei, Taiwan (2007), Jardins du Trocadéro, Paris (2008), Musée des Beaux Arts et de la Dentelle, Alençon (2010). Collections include Bibliothèques Nationale de France and du Luxembourg.

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