Kees van Dongen, ‘La lecture ou Rabelais’, Peint à Paris en 1911, Painting, Oil on canvas, Leclere
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Kees van Dongen

La lecture ou Rabelais, Peint à Paris en 1911

Oil on canvas
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Leclere

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145,5 x 145,5 cm. ; 56.7/8 x 56.7/8 in.; …

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Signé ‘Van Dongen.’ (en bas au centre) ; signé de nouveau, titré et situé. Signed lower centre, signed again and titled on the reverse
Kees van Dongen
French-Dutch, 1877–1968
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With his emotionally complex paintings of the European upper class, Kees van Dongen helped expand and modernize the previously conventional genre of portraiture. Van Dongen was formatively influenced by his early involvement with Henri Matisse and the Fauves, and would retain a bold sense of color throughout his career. Van Dongen later joined the German artistic group Die Brucke, working with prominent Expressionist painters Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, and Max Pechstein, amongst others, and engaging with themes including Primitivism and existential philosophy.

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145,5 x 145,5 cm. ; 56.7/8 x 56.7/8 in.; painted in 1911.

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Atelier de l’artiste, Paris.
Augusta ‘Dolly’ Van Dongen, Paris (don de l’artiste).
Acquis auprès de celle-ci par le propriétaire actuel, vers 1990.
Cette œuvre sera incluse au Catalogue raisonné …

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Signé ‘Van Dongen.’ (en bas au centre) ; signé de nouveau, titré et situé. Signed lower centre, signed again and titled on the reverse
Kees van Dongen
French-Dutch, 1877–1968
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With his emotionally complex paintings of the European upper class, Kees van Dongen helped expand and modernize the previously conventional genre of portraiture. Van Dongen was formatively influenced by his early involvement with Henri Matisse and the Fauves, and would retain a bold sense of color throughout his career. Van Dongen later joined the German artistic group Die Brucke, working with prominent Expressionist painters Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, and Max Pechstein, amongst others, and engaging with themes including Primitivism and existential philosophy.

Kees van Dongen

La lecture ou Rabelais, Peint à Paris en 1911

Oil on canvas
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