‘L’Italienne’, by André Derain
‘L’Italienne’ has much in common with Derain’s figurative portraits made before the war. Like ‘The Two Sisters’ from 1914 it has an air of melancholy, the model appears detached and contemplative. The models in both pictures are placed in muted nondescript backgrounds that give these pictures an otherworldly quality.
Free gallery talks Thursday 4 and Thursday 18 August, 1pm, Room 10