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Vera Sergine

French postcard. Photo Comoedia. Series Nos artistes dans leur loge, No. 69. Véra Sergine (1884-1946) was a popular French stage actress between the 1910s and 1930s, who was also active in French silent cinema of the 1910s. She was first married to Pierre Renoir, then had a long relationship with Henri Rollan. She is also…

Without a Model

“I can’t work without a model. I won’t say I turn my back on nature ruthlessly in order to turn a study into a picture, arranging the colors, enlarging and simplifying; but in the matter of form I am too afraid of departing from the possible and the true.” (Vincent van Gogh – Dutch Post-Impressionists…

Paul Cézanne, 1895

Self Portrait, Water Color Son of a well to do merchant turned banker, he had to resist parental disapproval to embark on his career; but once having won the battle, unlike Monet or Gauguin he did not need to struggle for mere survival. As we view the splendid control and serenity of his mature paintings,…

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt foi um artista de quadros exuberantes que admirava as mulheres e acreditava no domínio feminino explorando suas figuras com sensualidade extrema chegando ao sexual. Evidenciou o feminino em grande parte de sua obra, sendo criticado por conservadores, incompreendido pelo erotismo que retratava e várias vezes sendo rotulado de pornográfico. Contudo foi o artista…