This scarf is designed based on the colours and shapes of Suzanne Valadon’s painting Naked Woman Sitting on a Sofa / Nue assise sur un canapé (1916).
French painter suzanne Valadon (born Marie-Clémentine Valadon, 1865-1938) refused to play by the rules of society. As a working-class woman, her life as an artist – recognised on a par with her fellow male artists – was not easy, and the path she took to reach it was extraordinary. Valadon grew up mostly in Montmartre, where she became a model for leading artists such as Auguste Renoir, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. She went on to develop a career that a woman of her class could only dream of, making her the first self-taught woman to exhibit at the prestigious Salon de la Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. In the 1910s, she made her mark with portraits of unapologetic female nudes, painted with bold contours, vigorous brushstrokes, and richly saturated colours.
Valadon had a great eye for complex patterns and textures and incorporated them into her compositions. Her rythmical sense of colour and form unites disparate elements, creating fascinating decorative backdrops for her portraits and female nudes.
75% bomuld 25% silke
Mål: 180 x 100 cm.