The real name of Jacques Villon is Gaston Duchamp, which shows he is part in a family of famous artists, including his sister Suzanne, his brother Raymond and his other more famous brother Marcel, a brilliant and transgressive inventor of conceptual art. Instead, Jacques chose to take the avant-garde path in France, remaining in the figurative, creating people and scenes characterized by a sharp scribble, with almost futuristic movements, which gradually become agile characters, who are graceful, nervous, yet pleasant. In this work, created using only shades of green, the painter writes over his own initials a dedication that reads "to Suzanne", perhaps alluding to his sister, or maybe not. Then he continues: "dans mon jardin, in my garden". This explains how the canvas as a whole plays between the face of the young woman and the surrounding vegetation. The green thus dominates every part of the face, while the brush travels through straight lines that then fracture to create a thoughtful countenance. It is an interesting portrait, which probably dates back to the 1910s.


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