L'œuvre Nini, danseuse aux Folies-Bergères - Centre Pompidou

L'œuvre

Nini, danseuse aux Folies-Bergères

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Crédit photographique : © Adam Rzepka - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Adagp, Paris

À propos de l'œuvre

Kees Van Dongen (1877 - 1968)

Nini, danseuse aux Folies-Bergères

(Saltimbanque au sein nu)

[vers 1909]

Huile sur toile

130 x 97 cm

Don M. Jean Aron, 1948

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 2834 P

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Description for the presentation in the National Museum of Modern Art

Dressed in a spectacular stage costume that highlighted her black stockings and her boots, this dancer adopted a seductive pose in Van Dongen’s studio.

Due to the immediate proximity of the Folies Bergères music hall, Van Dongen’s studio was equipped with electric spotlights, which was rare at the time. Reproducing the atmosphere of Paris night life, the brutality of this lighting underscored the dancer’s wan flesh and exacerbated her make-up. The partly naked figure stands out from a violently contrasting black and white background, totally unlike the colourful extravagance of the previous ...

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