Gris, Juan

Image Woman with a Basket

1927 (110 Kb); Oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm (36 1/4 x 28 3/4 in); Private collection (DC 621)

The final figure Gris would create was Woman with a Basket, which was in fact his last painting. Gris described these late personage as having a Pompeian and Ecole de Fontainebleau air in their classicism. An oval window (or mirror) is now blackened, as Gris presents a somber climax to his most profoundly felt theme. Is this the artist's muse bringing him his still-life subject to paint, or an angel of death, or perhaps the final translation of his musician stationed before a window?
-- Mark Rosenthal, Juan Gris
14 Jul 2002, Nicolas Pioch - Top - Up - Info
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