Suzanne Valadon Most Famous Paintings

Suzanne Valadon Most Famous Paintings

Who is Suzanne Valadon?

Suzanne Valadon was a French painter and was the first woman to be admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1894.

The paintings that she created portrayed a mixture of the French countryside, portraits, and nudity. She explored themes of mortality and vulnerability through post-expressionism.

In addition to portraits of women, Valadon's paintings contain references to painters such as Titian, Renoir, and Gauguin. She often showed her paintings at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune in Paris.

Valadon's paintings are held in the collections of numerous museums, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 

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Famous Suzanne Valadon Artworks

The Blue Room Painting by Suzanne Valadon

The Blue Room Painting by Suzanne Valadon

 

The Blue Room Painting by Suzanne Valadon was created in 1920 and depicts a reclining woman in an enchanted blue room. The woman in the painting is a full-figured, voluptuous, and intelligent woman.

In the painting, Valadon has removed any traces of naughtiness or shame from the woman's body. In addition to the woman's reclining posture, her paintings are characterized by kaleidoscopic colors and textures.  

Date: 1923; Paris, France
Style:
Post-Impressionism
Genre:
genre painting
Media:
oil, canvas
Tag:
leisure-and-sleep
Location:
Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France

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Portrait of Maurice Utrillo Painting by Suzanne Valadon

Portrait of Maurice Utrillo Painting by Suzanne Valadon

 

The portrait of Maurice Utrillo by Suzanne Valadon is a stunning depiction of a young man, who is seated in a chair while his mother leans forward, gesturing to his heart. It shows the artist's relaxed poses and is a perfect example of her artistic skills in depicting her subject.

Date: 1921; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: portrait
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: male-portraits, famous-people, Maurice-Utrillo
Location: Private Collection
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Adam and Eve Painting By Suzanne Valadon 

Adam and Eve Painting By Suzanne Valadon

 

If you are looking to view the beautiful oil painting of Adam and Eve, then you will want to make sure that you visit the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The painting is said to be the first painting by Valadon to show a naked male and woman together.

The painting features a nude male and a naked female and was a sensation when it first appeared, as it was disguised as religious art. Despite the complexities of the subject matter, this painting has received international acclaim.

Date: 1909; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: religious painting
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: Christianity, Eve, Adam, female-nude, Eden, male-nude, Old-Testament
Location: Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
Dimensions: 131 x 162 cm

Casting the Net Painting by Suzanne Valadon

 Casting the Net Painting by Suzanne Valadon

 

This oil on canvas painting was created in 1914 and is now held in the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy, France. The work depicts a large colorful net being cast into the water.

Despite the size, the painting is quite small when compared to other paintings by the artist.

The painting is a powerful symbol of liberation and freedom and is a bold statement against social norms. In Casting the Net, three male nudes cast the fishing net into the water. 

Date: 1914; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: genre painting
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: male-nude, fishing
Location: Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France 

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The Abandoned Doll Painting by Suzanne Valadon

The Abandoned Doll Painting by Suzanne Valadon

 

This work is currently housed in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

The Abandoned Doll is a portrait of the artist's niece. Although the painting is not a portrait, it tells a universal story about a girl's growth, from a child to an adult. This story has a powerful effect on many viewers, regardless of gender.

The oil painting is an exemplary example of Valadon's mature style, with vivid colors, distorted anatomy, and dark outlines. The girl in the painting looks in the mirror, twisted away from the viewer.

This distortion of her body suggests a sense of internal reflection. Moreover, the presence of the mirror suggests that the girl may be transitioning from childhood to maturity.

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Nude Arranging Her Hair Painting by Suzanne Valadon

Nude Arranging Her Hair Painting by Suzanne Valadon

 

Nude Arranging Her hair is typical of Valadon's nudes, which she regularly showed nude women while engaging in ordinary, everyday tasks.

The artist's signature style may be seen in both the plain paint strokes and the strong wavy lines that frame the elements. Hues, such as green, can be seen in the skin tones that resemble the greens in the background's floor and drape.

Valadon placed her subject in the middle of the image, where she is seen standing on a mound of white fabric that could be old clothing.

In her artwork, Valadon frequently utilized white with blue contours as an unbiased component to contrast the tones of the colors around it. Yet her innate sense of independence and individuality led her to create provocative works. 

Women in white stockings by Suzanne Valadon

 Women in white stockings Painting by Suzanne Valadon

 

Many of the women painted by fellow french artist Toulouse-Lautrec are symbolized in Suzanne Valadon's Woman in White Stockings. Suzanne Valadon does not inflate or idealize the women she portrays.

A flower under the chair, colorful heels, and eye-catching cosmetics all hint that the subject is, perhaps, a nightclub dancer.

Such women were frequently portrayed by Toulouse-Lautrec, who was a colleague of Suzanne Valadon. 

Art form: Painting
Subject and objects: Portrait, Genre scene
Style of art: Post-Impressionism
Technique: Oil
Materials: Canvas
Date of creation: 1924
Size: 117×89 cm 

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Family Portrait Painting By Suzanne Valadon

Family Portrait Painting By Suzanne Valadon

Valadon's Family Portrait is a striking piece of art that captures the dynamics of the family.

The work subverts traditional expectations of what a family should look like and is depicted using Valadon's unique style.

It echoes the work of artists such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh and parallels Austrian Expressionist painting. 

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Joy of life by Suzanne Valadon

Joy of life by Suzanne Valadon

 

The painting Joy of Life by Suzanne Valadon is a popular masterpiece in the world of art.

Painted in 1911, the masterpiece was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967. It is an enduring example of post-expressionist art, displaying a dazzling combination of classical and modern elements.

The painting first received international attention when it was first exhibited in Paris. After meeting young Andre Utter, Valadon began to paint more than she ever had. Her newfound love affair triggered her creative side.

She began to focus on depicting the nude in her work, creating masterpieces such as Adam and Eve and Joy of Life.

Her art career was boosted even further, and she was soon collaborating with some of the most prominent art dealers of the day, including Berthe Weill.  

Art form: Painting
Subject and objects: Landscape, Portrait, Nude
Style of art: Postmodernism
Technique: Oil
Materials: Canvas
Date of creation: 1911
Size: 122.9√ó205.7 cm

 

Maurice Utrillo Playing With a Slingshot by Suzanne Valadon

Maurice Utrillo Playing With a Slingshot by Suzanne Valadon

 

In 1908, Valadon and Utrillo were married. They had a son, Maurice. The couple lived in a small apartment in Montmartre.

This simple backside drawing of her son (Maurice Utrillo), shows him right before he is about to use his slingshot. 

Date: 1895; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: sketch and study
Media: crayon, paper
Tag: famous-people, children, male-nude

 

Miss Lily Walton Painting by Suzanne Valadon

Miss Lily Walton Painting by Suzanne Valadon 

 

Miss Lily Walton is seating on a couch with a cat in her lab. She appears to be looking directly at the viewer. She might have been a sitter for Maurice Utrillo, who was Valadon's son. 

Date: 1922; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: portrait
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: animals, cats, leisure-and-sleep

 

erik satie painting

Portrait of Erik Satie Painting by Suzanne Valadon

 

Erik Satie was a musical composer and unlike some of her male subject portraits; he didn't have any romantic relationships with Valadon.

Satie was known to have a signature gray suit and a collection of over 20 identical umbrellas. He was also a well-known figure among the young Parisians of the time and was well-known for his witty views on mythology and esotericism.

Date: c.1892; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: portrait
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: male-portraits, famous-people, Erik Satie
Location: Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
Dimensions: 22 x 41 cm

 

Woman with a Double Bass by Suzanne Valadon

Woman with a Double Bass by Suzanne Valadon

 

The work depicts a female figure as she is about to play the double bass. She is looking directly at the viewer. As if she is waiting for the viewer to listen. Valadon was one of the first women to depict women freely, not confined to any specific art form.  

Original Title: Femme à la contrebasse
Date: 1908; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: genre painting
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: female-portraits, musical-instruments
Location: Petit Palais, Geneva, Switzerland

 

Louison and Raminou by Suzanne Valadon

Louison and Raminou by Suzanne Valadon

 

The oil painting Louison and Raminou depicts a woman holding a cat on her lap. She appears to be looking at the cat while she is petting the cat. 

Original Title: Louison et Raminou
Date: 1920; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: portrait
Tag: animals, female-portraits, cats

 

Portrait of Marie Coca and her Daughter by Suzanne Valadon

Portrait of Marie Coca and her Daughter by Suzanne Valadon

 

The painting was painted in 1919 shortly after Valadon and her family moved from Mousis to the suburb of Barnes.

This portrait shows a different side of the mother/daughter relationship than many other portraits of this era.

Compared to the mother and daughter in paintings by Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot which generally depict daughter and mother having a close relationship.

In contrast, in Portrait of Marie Coca and her Daughter, the relationship is strained, with the mother seemingly lost in her own world. The girl, meanwhile, seems to be utilizing the mother's legs as a backrest. 

Date: 1913; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: portrait
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: families, mother-and-child
Location: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
Dimensions: 130 x 161 cm

 

Bouquet and a Cat by Suzanne Valadon

Bouquet and a Cat by Suzanne Valadon

 

Suzanne Valadon was known for her passion and adoration for cats. She painted many portraits of felines, including her own favorite cat, Raminou.

Date: 1919; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: flower painting
Media: oil, canvas
Tag: animals, flowers-and-plants, cats
Location: Private Collection
Dimensions: 35 x 66.5 cm

 

Roses in a Vase by Suzanne Valadon

 Roses in a Vase by Suzanne Valadon

 

Roses in a Vase' was a still life painting created in 1914. It's among one of her prominent and unique flower pieces emphasizing the post-impressionist style.  

Date: 1914; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: flower painting
Media: oil, panel
Tag: flowers-and-plants
Location: Private Collection 

 

Geneviève Camax-Zoegger by Suzanne Valadon

 Geneviève Camax-Zoegger by Suzanne Valadon

 

This is one of the most well-known portraits of Genevieve Camax-Zoegger and it was completed in 1936.

Date: 1936; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: portrait
Tag: female-portraits

 

Farm Montcorin by Suzanne Valadon

 Farm Montcorin by by Suzanne Valadon

 

This beautiful landscape painting appears to have been done in the countryside of France. Depicting the small town from a top view angle. 

Original Title: Ferme de Montcorin
Date: 1918; Paris, France
Style: Post-Impressionism
Genre: landscape
Tag: countryside, cliffs-and-rocks

 

Andre Utter and His Dogs by Suzanne Valadon

Andre Utter and His Dogs by Suzanne Valadon

 

This portrait painting depicts Andre Utter sitting on a tree log with his two dogs next to his leg. He appears to be looking at something. He was Suzanne Valadon's second husband, manager, and Maurice Utrillo's stepfather.

Date: 1932; Paris, France
Genre: portrait
Tag: animals, male-portraits, dogs

 

Suzanne Valadon A Collection of Paintings

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