Three Dancers

Suzanne Valadon (French, 1865-1938) – Three Dancers, 1916 (Gouache, pastel and charcoal on thin card) – In the early 1880s, Valadon became an artist’s model, posing for such artists as Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. By observing the artists for whom she modeled, she began to learn technique and to draw and produce pastels. She became noted for her robust figures and bold use of color…



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