The meaty essence of humanity – Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys review
Jonathon Jones | The Guardian | 17th October 2017
Some critics think Soutine’s portraits of hospitality staff reflect a concern for others. This writer is unconvinced. Soutine was indifferent to anything outside his own emotions – “these people are meat for his artistic vision.” What is not in doubt is that his extraordinary, raw, portraits have been highly influential among artists, acclaimed by Willem de Kooning, Lucien Freud and more. More images are here.