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Subjects : Portrait
Keywords : African, Nabi, Neo-Impressionism, breast, full-face, necklace, portrait, sitting, woman
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Portrait of an African Woman is an oil painting on canvas by the Swiss painter Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), housed in the Musée d'Art Moderne in Troyes. In Paris in 1882, Félix Vallotton was admitted to the studios frequented by post-impressionist artists. He then joined the Nabis group, pupils and admirers of Paul Gauguin. He painted interior scenes, landscapes, nudes, portraits and still lifes. He used bright, intense colours. Félix Vallotton is considered a realist artist. In January 1910, he held his first exhibition at the Galerie Druet"; the catalogue owes its preface to Octave Mirbeau, who wrote: "Like those who have seen a lot, read a lot and thought a lot, he is a pessimist. But there is nothing aggressive or arbitrarily negative about this pessimism". This African woman, seated and seen from the front, reveals her breasts, dressed in a yellow satin skirt and wearing a striped headdress tied around her head. She has an elegant simplicity about her, with her pink, almost childlike jewellery. The woman's lips are full and her breasts [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the nabis style.


« Africaine » is kept at Musée d'Art Moderne, Troyes, France.


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