Lush Flowers and Full Figures : Notes on Suzanne Valadon

Sept. 23 is the birthday of an artist who painted strong sensual women and vases of vibrant flowers. And, oh, she modeled a bit too in the Paris of the Belle Époque.

How did artist Suzanne Valadon (1865–1938) bring this painting to life?

Valadon, “Still Life with Tulips and Fruit Bowl,” 1924. Wikimedia copy of image in public domain.