Magnet Chaïm Soutine - The Pastry Chef (Baker Boy)
This magnet was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Chaïm Soutine / Willem de Kooning, la peinture incarnée" at the musée de l'Orangerie from 15 September 2021 to 10 January 2022.
Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943)
The Pastry Chef (Baker Boy) (detail), around 1922-1923 - Oil on canvas, H. 73 ; l. 54 cm - Paris, musée de l'Orangerie
© Photo Rmn - Grand Palais (musée de l'Orangerie) / T. Le Mage © Rmn - Grand Palais, Paris 2021
It was the portrait of a pastry chef that decided Soutine's career. Paul Guillaume, who was searching for works by Modigliani, discovered Soutine thanks to Michel Georges-Michel, a writer and art critic, who had written an article on the painter.