Tribute - Grand BAZ’ART 2016
The daughter of a tailor and of a woman of myste¬rious origins, young Jeanne Barbier would amaze her brothers and sisters with her mystic propensi¬ties. She learnt how to embroider in the workshop of a fashion designer and she became excellent at it. She then married Lucien Giraud and gave birth to a daughter who died prematurely and to a son, Jean-Luc, who went on to be an artist.
Shaken by her husband’s bankruptcy which brought about a social regression that she was ashamed of, she sought refuge in reveries, called herself a psychic and read the cards. It was in 1972 that, tired of doing menial work, she started the creation of her embroidery art, using a very sophisticated, though unorthodox technique. She thus created about one hundred small images and then suddenly stopped in 1982, when her husband died. Jeanne Giraud, born on March 6, 1906, died on May 19, 1993.