The Blue Room

Suzanne Valadon (French, 1865-1938): The Blue Room, 1923 (Oil on canvas, Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne) – The growing prevalence of female artists has forced a re-examination of the traditional male perception of women as objects of sexual adoration. Titian’s “Venus and the Lute Player” (circa 1565) is revamped in Valadon’s “La Chambre Bleu” (“The Blue Room”), in which the subject is now a clothed model who smokes and reads books…



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