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15 February 2016
To Paris for one night for the (excellent) Jacqueline Mesnil-Amar event; next morning to the (ditto excellent) Museum of Montmartre in the Rue Cortot to see the Suzanne Valadon exhibition (on until March 13th). Valadon was Utrillo’s mother but a fantastic painter in her own right. This is her Family Group 1912 (normally in the Gare d’Orsay): it shows her, her, her mother, Utrillo and her young lover André Utter. Shaming not to have heard of Suzanne Valadon but there are two biographies in English and the exhibition catalogue so that can be swiftly remedied.
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