Portrait of the artist as a young marquise

December 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Finally we looked at some drawings by Clouet.

François Clouet, Renée de Rieux, dame de Sainte-Maure

François Clouet, Renée de Rieux, dame de Sainte-Maure, marquise de Nesles (c. 1555)

– He made all the faces in the same fashion, said Maillol.

Jean Clouet, Unknown lady (mid 16th century)

Jean Clouet, Unknown lady (mid 16th century)

J.-S. Pons observed:

– There’s a melancholy in these faces, like a dream, a suspended thought…

François Clouet, Marguerite de Navarre (mid 16th century)

François Clouet, Marguerite de Navarre (mid 16th century)

– You can bet, Maillol replied, that it wasn’t the models who gave him all that. That feeling, that thought – they’re the artist’s. It’s him, it’s his own portrait he made each time. That’s his thought in all of their eyes.

François Clouet, Françoise de Mareschal du Parc, baronne de Miolans, dame de Chevrières (c. 1555)

François Clouet, Françoise de Mareschal du Parc, baronne de Miolans, dame de Chevrières (c. 1555)

–Henri Frère, Conversations de Maillol (1956)

Advertisements

Tagged: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Portrait of the artist as a young marquise at Dreams on Paper.

meta

%d bloggers like this: