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 to perceive the sitter as a mere aesthetic object. More on this painting

Suzanne Fabry, 1904–1985, was a painter, draftsman, creator of costumes and sets for the theatre. Suzanne was the daughter and pupil of Émile Fabry and the wife of Edmond Delescluze…

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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 entitled « Tristis Matris Nati Presaga Finis ». He also participates at the Salon of Florence of 1907–1908, and again in 1910–1911…

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