All Eyes on Kees van Dongen
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Anita Hopmans (1956) is chief curator at the Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague. For the last two years, she has been carrying out in-depth art-historical research into Kees van Dongen. She has discovered many new facts about his years in Paris, which she is incorporating into All eyes on Kees van Dongen.
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Salon d’Automne 1905
The First Autumn Salon was organised in 1903 as antithesis of the official and more conservative Paris Salons. This exhibition of contemporary art still takes place in Paris on a yearly basis.
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This refers to the Parisian district Montparnasse. In the 20th century this area was the very heart of cultural, art, and artistic life in Paris. Van Dongen’s studio was located at 33 Rue Denfert-Rochereau.
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A new work shop
In 1917, Kees van Dogen moved to his studio in the Villa Saïd with his partner at the time Jasmy Jacob, whom he had met the year before. She was commercial director of the couture house Jenny.
This film accompanies the exhibit 'All eyes on Kees van Dongen'. It includes an exclusive interview with Anita Hopmans, guest conservator of this exhibit. Also it contains historical footage which gives an impression of life in the time of Kees van Dongen.
Direction: Victor Vroegindeweij
Editing: Jasper Verhorrevoort
Camera: Gregg Telussa