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Models and Models...Joséphine Baker
1940 Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Musée du Montparnasse
Jean-Gabriel Domergue exhibition in the Musée du Montparnasse. Musée du Montparnasse 21, avenue du Maine 75015 Paris http://www.museedumontparnasse.net/ Jean-Gabriel Domergue was born in Bordeaux, France on March 4th, 1889. An extremely talented and precocious painter, Domergue exhibited works at the Salon Des Artistes Français (the French Artists Exhibition) in 1906 at the young age of seventeen. In 1913, he was awarded the Second Prize of Rome and went on to win the gold medal award in the 1920 show. He then began showing outside the exhibition. Having first been recognized for his landscapes which he painted with great ease, his career took a decisive turn during the 1920's. At this time he became the painter of the "Parisian lady". Domergue invented a new type of woman : thin, airy, elegant, with a swanlike neck and wide seductive eyes which gaze upon the world with longing. "I invented the pin-up" he later claimed.
Le Peintre et ses Modèles
1931 Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Musée du Montparnasse
Even though Domergue painted numerous nudes using fashionable actresses or young dancers as his models, he was nevertheless, highly prized in the aristocratic and high society circles painting individuals such as Liane de Pougy or Nadine, the future Baroness of Rothschild. Domergue was also one the main organizers for famous Parisian gala events such as « The Venetian Ball » at the Opera in 1922 and other events using the Second Empire as its theme in Paris and also Cannes, Monte-Carlo, Juan-les-Pins, Biarritz and of course, Deauville. Quite influential, he played an essential role in the evolution of fashion in his era. He designed numerous dresses, hats and accessories for famous couturier such as Paul Poiret and Henry Marque. Even though 1920 remains the turning point in Domergue's career towards feminine portrayals, his style developed all throughout his artistic career. His quasi-definitive form appeared at the beginning of the 1930's. From this time on Domergue was at the peak of his career; his paintings were no longer dated even though often titled on the back (oil canvasses or hardboards) and sometimes numbered. Having knowledge of this perfected style and trend allows the trained eye to accurately date his works of art. Domergue had a talent for highlighting the fickle and dazzling side of a beautiful woman that one likes to imagine. His elegant mastery of the paintbrush places him in the tradition of artists such as Fragonnard and Watteau who in the 18th century helped establish the canons of beauty of their epoch. His classical training combined with an aura of fantasy make Domergue's portraits unlike any others. Domergue changed the way women were portrayed, breaking the traditional melancholic and vaporish poses.
|Images were taken at the exhibition by Mila Ryk, publisher of Art & Beyond publications|
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