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Maria

Artist:
Kees van Dongen (Dutch, Delfshaven, The Netherlands 1877–1968 Monte Carlo)
Date:
1907–10
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 1/2 x 21 3/8 in. (64.8 x 54.3 cm.)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.230
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 962
This portrait entitled Maria, presumably after the model who sat for the picture, captures the direct gaze of the sitter. The painting was quickly rendered with a large brush and intense, unblended color. Van Dongen’s use of unblended color reflects his exposure to and general association with Fauvism and Expressionism, two artistic movements in Paris characterized by bold, sometimes violent use of color. Painted with a certain stylization, Van Dongen’s female sitters often resemble one another with their large, blackened eyes and pale white flesh tones.
Signature: Signed in faint gray paint (bottom left): Van Dongen
Ed. Hentch, Paris; acquired from Jacques Lindon, Inc., New York, by Robert Lehman, Sands Point, Long Island, March 1966.
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