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Nu au divan rouge – Nude on Red Sofa

Émilie Charmy (French, 1878-1974): Nu au divan rouge (Nude on Red Sofa), 1925 – Émilie Charmy charted a remarkable course in the world of French modern art in the first half of the twentieth century… Fauve painters defined Charmy’s art… Afterward, her mature style was characterized both by an adherence to the traditional genres of portraiture, the nude, landscape, and still life, and a modernist notion of direct, vigorous paint application as a mark of artistic sincerity. This attitude found its ultimate expression in Charmy’s numerous renderings of the female nude which, by virtue of their intense sensuality, confounded prevailing expectations about the nature of women’s art…




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