|Kees van Dongen, Maria, 1907–1910 (detail)|
Kees van Dongen is a Dutch-born artist, who became world famous in Paris for his colourful portraits of women. Women with huge eyes, acrobats, nudes, women dressed in couture by the designer Paul Poiret and women Van Dongen painted during his trips to far-flung places.
Van Dongen shared a studio with Pablo Picasso in Paris and immortalized his mistress as well as his own lovers and other close female friends. Sometimes Van Dongen painted men too, among them his father, the boxer Jack Johnson and several jazz artistes.
I saw several paintings by Kees van Dongen eg: Lady in a Black Hat (posted) and Lucie and her Dance-Partner. They are really beautiful!
|Kees Van Dongen, A Finger on her Cheek, 1910|
|Kees van Dongen, Lady in a Black Hat, 1908|
|Kees van Dongen, Gypsy|
|Kees van Dongen, Woman in blue with red collar, 1907-1911|
|Kees van Dongen, Maria, 1907–1910|
|Kees van Dongen, Woman in a Kimono, 1908 (Detail)|
|Kees van Dongen, In Front of the Mirror, 1908|
|Kees van Dongen, The Blue Hat, c. 1910-12|
|Kees van Dongen, Gisele, 1908|