Henry Zaidan

Suzanne Fabry,1904–1985
Autoportrait, c. 1932

Oil on canvas
111 by 74cm., 43¾by 29 1/8in.
Private collection…

This current work recalls classical depictions of female beauty, whilst also calling them in to question. The slight contortion of Fabry’s limbs suggests a certain artifice to the pose, whilst her direct gaze and the prominent positioning of her brush reinforce a sense of authority that pre-emptively rejects any attempt…

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Vittorio Reggianini, Italian, 1858–1938
Flirtatious Glances

Oil on canvas
24¾ by 16¼ in.; 63 by 41.5 cm
Private collection…

Born in Modena, Vittorio Reggianini studied in the Academy of Arts of this city, of which he will become later one of the professors.

Following the example of the Italian artists of his period, he leaves to Florence, where he participates in 1900 in the Concours Alinari, with a painting…

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