Saturday, 9 March 2013

Van Dongen


I like the work of Kees Van Dongen and I have done a portrait of Alex in his style some years ago.
(above).

 He was a bit of a cynic or as I prefer a realist with a sense of humour. He was popular for painting society ladies of which he said," The essential thing is to elongate the women and especially to make them thin. After that it just remains to enlarge their jewels!"

Yes paintings can lie or if you prefer flatter.

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