Aline by Jean-Gabriel Domergue

  • A French beauty captivates the viewer in this painting by Jean-Gabriel Domergue
  • The painting portrays his trademark subject, la belle Parisienne, the pretty, modern young woman
  • His works are highly sought after for their ground-breaking reflections of women
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Item No. 31-4231

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Jean-Gabriel Domergue
1889-1962 | French


Signed "Domergue" (lower right)
Oil on canvas

In this vibrantly hued oil portrait, Jean-Gabriel Domergue paints a model that appeared repeatedly in his work, a beauty known as Aline. Depicted with her blonde hair in a fashionable updo against a soft pastel-colored backdrop, Aline embodies the youth, vitality and sophistication Domergue’s compositions are 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.”

Born in Bordeaux in 1889, Domergue studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He was only 17 years old when he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français for the first time, winning the Prix du Rome in 1911 and a gold medal in 1920. While landscapes dominated his early oeuvre, from the 1920s he changed his focus to what would become his trademark subject, la belle Parisienne. Domergue enjoyed a tremendously successful career. From 1955 until 1962 he was the curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André, organizing exhibitions of the works of van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Goya, among others. Domergue was appointed a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur and also served as a Fellow of the Academy of Fine Arts.

Canvas: 21 5/8" high x 18 1/4" wide
Frame: 28 3/8" high x 25" wide
Aline by Jean-Gabriel Domergue
Maker: Domergue, Jean Gabriel
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: France
Type: Paintings
Depth: 2.38 Inches
Width: 25.0 Inches
Height: 28.38 Inches
Style: Modernism
Canvas Width: 18.25 Inches
Canvas Height: 21.625 Inches
Aline by Jean-Gabriel Domergue
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