BIOGRAPHY

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Yes is Yes
And No is No
So I thaught
And so I learned
From whom he said
Your speach is
Yes Yes
Or as well No No
And now I am tought
And can be the way around
What should I follow
When everything
Having two meenigng’s Is neither
Yes or No
One meaning worth
I deny to leave with Yesno

ANTON PESTALOZZA: A MIX NOT PUT INTO VERSES

Cornelia Klara Poupard, born in Germany, collects early international experience in New York, Seattle and Paris. She studies languages and works as a fashion model and mannequin. An education as an actress at prestigious drama schools she receives a scholarship for the class libre "Jean Laurent Cochet". Her first photographs originate when she is about thirty and she is further promoted in her education as a scriptwriter, and as the curator at the „Institut Supérieur des Arts“ with the lecturer ("Corinne Bosquet" from the Fondation Cartier). As the representative for communication she organizes for about five years exhibitions in cooperation with the cultural association „Quartier du Gros Caillou“; Paris 7ème, in the „Salon d ́Honneur du Musée de l ́Armée a l ́Hotel National des Invalides“, for „Espace Jaguar“, "Rive Gauche". Besides this activity she supports and represents gifted young artists. Cornelia lives alone with her two children. She receives an offer to lead a boutique for one of the most famous chocolatiers in the world, Jean - Paul Hévin. She accepts, not only because she is passionate about discovering as tasting “best chocolate from Michel Richart, Jean Paul Hévin, and Pierre Marcolini”, but because the job allows her to keep their home in the traditional-stamped "7ème arrondissement". Some years she practices this vacancy. During this time Cornelia visits over and over again her sister Elsbeth Bellartz, Germain artist, living at the time in Arnsdorf, the "Silent Night - Village" in Austria and her brother Thomas in Salzburg. During these visits, she falls in love with the Salzburg countryside as its mountains. Anif, south of Salzburg, becomes her new home country where she lives 3 years with her second husband and consciously assumes the last name "Poupard". The decisive factor was not only her love of culture and art, but the striking similarity of her father Paul and husband Didier with the French Jean Paul Joseph Cardinal Poupard (emeritus Curia Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church). Cornelia's second husband, Didier Poupard discovered her talent for photography. In January 2010 her sister allows her to attend a workshop at the Art Academy in Bad Reichenhall: "Crossover" by various means of expression. Cornelia says about her work: "The picturesque photography is an act of choice. It involves the overcoming to always letting go a little and thus to take a risk. I always have the trust, to accept and to say Yes. It is for me like a gesture of hearing. I find this as a central subject in the medieval iconography, too. Particularly distinctively this appears to me with Maria, whose receiving and impregnation is an act of the hearing of a certain word.“ „People asked me what I could say about my photography. Long time I really didn ́t know. But now I’m sure: it is an obsession; I want and I need to observe, to transform trying to catch the movement. This all is obvious to me since I started to work painting on a portrait of Victoria. Mona Lisa followed, my daughter Lissa and her similar smile inspired my work. Projects since, 2011 the Austrian mountain “Untersberg” photographed during one year and overpainted.” Impressed by the paintings of Claude Monet, and the reflection of light bringing out the evidence of the young women and little girls attitudes. Back in Paris, I am attached to the historical personality Marie – Antoinette, composing new Patchworks with my muse Melisa, and Lissa as Liz Taylor. Using a new technic, works on wood and creating with fabrics belonging to “La Maison Braquenié,”, founded in the 18th century. "There is always a Yes or No in my work, which brings me to a decision. I have the courage to act and accept conversions as vital. Any new insight helps me to wake up and to see new. Fairy tales and stories from the childhood, and also my faith, inspire and influence my work. "

“When art is purely art, it has a certain magic about it. It transcends whatever it is, it ś something you can t́ quite put words to.” 

(R. Mapplethorpe, American photographer)