Portraits - self-portrait

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Portraits - self-portrait

I went rue Saint Jacques. Worked on the torso of a lying man. The model is a magnificent Italian ; he grinds pigments at Foinet’s, he is young, broad-shouldered, with ample relief like Sodoma (…). I work up my paint with dash and certainty. Never before have I so well understood the setting of a nose, of eyes, than in this light.
To unite this faculty of observation, this bold relief and my imagination.
Diary - August 3, 1930
Autoportrait - Sanguine Marguerite Jettot - Huile Elise Rieuf - Huile Thérèse Rotil Hekking - Huile Jeune fille de la rue Descombes - Huile

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