Born under the sign of Scorpio, a water sign, Jacqueline is always at ease in water. We recall that she did not hesitate to earn her living as an “aquatic ballerina” at the Coliseum in 1934, the year she met André Breton. Numerous photos show her by the Royan sea in Cannes via Martigues, as well as by the poolside upon ocean liners Orinoco in 1938 and Presidente Trujillo in 1941.
Later, in the south of France, Jacqueline frequents the Borrigo springs in Sainte-Agnès, the Saut du moine, a small stream that feeds the Calamon river from Simiane-la-Rotonde and Yvette, which crosses Bures-sur-Yvette in Essonne. Water as pure as quartz, splashed with peacock blue and jade green, swirls, sparkles, reflections and shimmers inspire her works.