Kees Van Dongen

Some things I was able to find out about Kees Van Dongen: he was born in Holland, and he once shared an atelier with Picasso. He hung out with Kiki de Monparnasse and liked to frequent “les maisons closes”. He was known as a member of the movement “Fauvism”, when I looked up fauve I saw that it means “big cats”. Can anyone explain this to me?

I like his style, it reminds me a bit of Edward Gorey. There is an exhibit currently of his work in Amsterdam, I may have to book a ticket…

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