Toulouse-Lautrec, Suzanne Valadon and the Parisian Demi-Monde, Part II
Facilitator: Janet Cohen Mandel
In part II we will learn about his most important muse Suzanne Valadon, a circus acrobat and artists’ model, who gleaned what she could about painting by watching and listening to the men who put her image on canvas. But Toulouse-Lautrec was her earliest artistic influence. Under his tutelage she began to paint and created powerful, unconventional images, principally of women. Although mostly unknown today, she is regarded by scholars as an important chronicler of women’s experiences. Her paintings remain fresh and modern, cementing her legacy as a significant figure in the history of art.
These talks will be a wonderful complement to the exhibition “Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel” at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, on view until January 9, 2022.
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