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Renoir's Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon (edition 2018)

by Catherine Hewitt (Author)

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A richly told biography of Suzanne Valadon, the illegitimate daughter of a provincial linen maid who became famous as a model for the Impressionists and later as a painter in her own right. Catherine Hewitt tells the remarkable tale of an ambitious, headstrong woman fighting to find a professional voice in a male-dominated world.… (more)
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Title:Renoir's Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon
Authors:Catherine Hewitt (Author)
Info:St. Martin's Press (2018), Edition: 1st Edition, 480 pages
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Tags:Belle Epoque, Art, Biography

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I always struggle when trying to decide if I should finish a book that is not holding my interest; but with so many books to read, I cannot waste my time slogging through something I'm not enjoying. That's the case with this book. It's a dispassionate, clinical biography of Suzanne Valadon, who was a model for many famous painters and also a painter herself. Had it been told with some emotion, perhaps I could have carried on. I reluctantly quit at page 170, and I'm sorry now that it took me that long. ( )
  flourgirl49 | Mar 4, 2020 |
How often do we look at an object and secretly wish it could tell us its story, Catherine Hewitt has done that. No longer is she just a dancer. ( )
  Biggaz | Aug 18, 2018 |
A fascinating biography of the model in one of my favourite paintings. ( )
  siri51 | Jan 10, 2018 |
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