From Volume to Surface: A Tale of Two Portraits

“Woman with a Hat” (1905) by Matisse and “Portrait of Misia Sert with Lap Dog” (1907) by Renoir depict two similar subjects but are remarkably different from each other. If one did not know the execution dates, it might be assumed that Renoir’s work predates Matisse’s by a few decades. However, this is not the …

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