Chaïm Soutine’s Pastry Cook of Cagnes: a portrait of youth, but not innocence

By Skye Sherwin

Having lived the stereotype of the penniless artist in Paris, Soutine was drawn not to the glamour of the roaring 1920s, but to those in the world below stairs

Chaïm Soutine's Pastry Cook of Cagnes has kitchen whites as ill-fitting as his jumbo ears: both need to be grown into. Or has a hard life already meant that he's worried away any puppy fat and his clothes now hang off him? This is a portrait of youth, but not innocence.

…read more

Source: Chaïm Soutine’s Pastry Cook of Cagnes: a portrait of youth, but not innocence