Portrait of the artist as a young marquise
December 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
Finally we looked at some drawings by Clouet.
– He made all the faces in the same fashion, said Maillol.
J.-S. Pons observed:
– There’s a melancholy in these faces, like a dream, a suspended thought…
– 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.
–Henri Frère, Conversations de Maillol (1956)