Woman with a Basket

798 x 1053 113.6K
113.6K, 798 x 1053

Woman with a Basket
Painted: 1927
Oil on canvas
92 x 73 cm
Private collection
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