Sunday, May 7, 2017

Who is Suzanne Valadon?

Passionate, creative Suzanne Valadon was a model with whom Renoir was reputed to have been romantically involved.
Suzanne Valadon
Suzanne Valadon also modeled for Puvis de Chavannes and Toulouse-Lautrec and eventually became a painter herself.
The Umbrellas
The Umbrellas depicts a bustling street in Paris as people rush to escape a rain shower that seems to be just staring. The main figure in the foreground is a Suzanne Valadon who is carrying what appears to be a basket or perhaps a hatbox. She is looking straight at the viewer as if resigned to her fate and the oncoming rain.
Dance at Bougival
As in Dance at Bougival, Renoir has used Suzanne Valadon’s dress to capture a few faces that not immediately apparent to the eye.
Who is Suzanne Valadon?

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