Kees van Dongen became famous almost overnight at the beginning of the 20th century when he exhibited with the later so-called “Fauves”. He was considered the wildest of the painters in this group of French Expressionists, which included Matisse, Derain, and Vlaminck.
In particular, his irritatingly brightly colored and erotic portraits of women attracted attention. But van Dongen was such a gifted painter that he kept experimenting with new stylistic means and developing himself further. This is how the “wild one”, the disturbing outsider, became one of the most sought-after portrait artists of the late Belle Epoque and the golden twenties. The beguiling beauty of his representations can also be seen in a portrait of a lady by van Dongen that Galerie Thomas would like to present to you today.
So let yourself be enchanted by the masterful portrait of the “Femme blonde au chapeau”!