Kees van Dongen – ‘Painting is the most beautiful of lies’

Originally posted on Byron's muse:
‘Painting is the most beautiful of lies.’ – Kees van Dongen 1918. La Casati by Kees Van Dongen Kees van Dongen was a Dutch born French Fauvist painter famous for his sensual, somewhat gaudy female portrait, infallibly permeated with avant-garde and mystique. Out of all the Fauvists, Kees van Dongen’s work is the most appealing to me. His paintings… Continue reading Kees van Dongen – ‘Painting is the most beautiful of lies’

Exhibition: ‘Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) Photographs, drawings and photomontages’ at Jeu de Paume, Paris

Originally posted on Art Blart:
Exhibition dates: 15th October 2013 – 26th January 2014 . Considering the nature of Blumenfeld’s collages such as Grauenfresse / Hitler, Holland, 1933 and Minotaur / Dictator I would say that the artist was very, very lucky to escape to America in 1941. Let us remember all those that were not so fortunate… . “In 1940 he was interned as a German Jew in… Continue reading Exhibition: ‘Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) Photographs, drawings and photomontages’ at Jeu de Paume, Paris