The Norwegian-born French painter Anna-Eva Bergman (1909–1987) was a multifarious artist. Prior to the 1950s she drew
illustrations and caricatures for the press, kept notebooks on her
ideas about art, published articles, and wrote an autobiography,
a novel, and a cookery book.
At the same time she explored the realm of painting, embarking
down the path of abstraction in the late 1940s and ultimately
forging a unique style based on the use of gold and silver foil as
pictorial elements to convey archetypal forms based on nature
and Nordic mythology.
Catalogue of the exhibition gathering a set of eighty works, on canvas or paper, in small and very large formats, that Anna-Eva Bergman created in the wake of her two travels to northern Norway, in 1950 and 1964, from which emerges a plastic language that signs the whole of his future work.