Van Dongen – “Amusement”

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From the artwork of Kees Van Dongen “Amusement”  is a Dutch painter, born in 1877. At 16 he begins his studies in painting at the Royal Academy of Fine-Arts in Rotterdam. With his complex and emotionally charged paintings of the European upper-class he contributes to developing and modernising the traditional portrait genre. He was influenced by Henri Matisse and Fauvism; the bright colours in his work are to be at the origin of the name of this group of painters, and he will keep a strong sense of colour all his life in his canvases.

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Artiste

Kees Van Dongen (1877-1968)

Kees Van Dongen, est un peintre néerlandais, né en 1877. A l’âge de 16 ans, il débute des études de peinture à l’Académie royale des beaux-arts de Rotterdam.  Avec ses peintures complexes, émotionnellement chargées, de la bourgeoisie européenne, Kees Van Dongen a aidé à s’étendre et se moderniser le genre du portrait traditionnel. Il était influencé très tôt par Henri Matisse et le Fauvisme ; les couleurs vives de leurs œuvres seront à l’origine du nom de ce groupe de peintres, il retiendra un sens fort de la couleur pendant toute sa vie. Les motifs et les modèles se répondent dans les toiles, créant des correspondances et des dialogues tout au long du parcours telle une allégorie d’une humanité protéiforme et immortelle, désireuse, désirante mais dérisoire… Avec un cynisme enjoué il disait que pour avoir du succès avec les femmes « l’essentiel est d’allonger les formes féminines, et surtout les faire minces. Puis agrandir leurs bijoux. La peinture est le plus beaux des mensonges ».

Kees van Dongen is a Dutch painter, born in 1877. At 16 he begins his studies in painting at the Royal Academy of Fine-Arts in Rotterdam. With his complex and emotionally charged paintings of the European upper-class he contributes to developing and modernising the traditional portrait genre. He was influenced by Henri Matisse and Fauvism; the bright colours in his work are to be at the origin of the name of this group of painters, and he will keep a strong sense of colour all his life in his canvases. The motifs and models echo each other in his work, as in this painting Amusement, creating correspondences and dialogues between an allegorical, immortal and protean humanity, desirous, desirable but derisive. With joking cynicism he said that for a painter to be successful with women “the essential is to lengthen the feminine silhouette, and above all make it slim. Then, make their jewellery bigger. Painting is the most beautiful of lies”.

 

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