In 1909, Kees Van Dongen was still a committed Fauve painter, even though he had also exhibited in 1908 with the German Expressionists of the “Die Brücke” group. Here, in the flaunted exaggeration of the makeup, the colour is used for both its material and expressive qualities.
Acquired by Roger Dutilleul in 1909, gift of Geneviève and Jean Masurel, 1979 oil on canvas 55 x 46 cm Inv. : 979.4.122
Credit : Photo credits © Photo P. Bernard / Adagp,Paris 2010