Suzanne Valadon | Retrospective | Two new exhibitions

Valadon was well known as an artist and model during her lifetime, especially toward the end of her career, in the 1920s more specifically, as she helped to transform the female nude that depicted expression through a woman’s experience. She resisted typical depictions of women, emphasising class trappings and their sexual attractiveness, through her realistic depiction of unidealised and self-possessed women who are not overly sexualised. Championed by contemporaries such as Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, her nude work is realistic, colourful and powerfully contemporary. The 2024 travelling exhibition can be seen in Nantes and Barcelona.

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