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Expert Insights: Jean-Gabriel Domergue

 

In this vibrantly hued oil portrait, Jean-Gabriel Domergue paints one of his favorite models, French actress, author and future Baroness Nadine de Rothschild. Depicted at the height of her fame and beauty and donning a flirtatious feather boa and fascinator, Nadine exudes the youth, vitality and sophistication she was known for. The slender, modern women of Domergue’s paintings exude confidence and self-awareness, culminating in a perfect blend of prowess and elegance unique to his work and earning him the reputation of “inventor of the pin-up.”

 


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