London, July 1, 2011
Say hello to my favourite paintings at the Courtauld Institute, Somerset House.
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La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (1891/2)
Cover of L’Estampe Originale by Henri de Toulouse-Laurec (1893)
Yvette Guilbert by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1983)
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Chaim Soutine: Young woman in white blouse (1923)
Francis Bacon (1952)
Percy Wyndham: portrait of his wife Gladys a.k.a. Froanna (1937)
Paul Cézanne: Farm in Normandy (1882)
Amadeo Modigliani: Nude (1916). The police closed down the exhibition at the Berthe Weill Gallery in Paris because pubic hair was deemed obscene.
Edouard Manet: Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe (1836/68) Another painting damned for obscenity – fully dressed men and an ugly naked woman…
Edgar Dégas: Ballet dancers, cast in wax 1895, cast in bronze 1919/20 (Somerset House outside window)
Vincent van Gogh: Peach trees in flower (1889)
Vincent van Gogh: self portrait after cutting off his ear (1889)
Written by: Gladys Perint Palmer
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