L'Ecole de Paris
| Image Notes
Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1905-06, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Joan Miro, Snob Party at the Princess's, 1944, Nahmad Family, Geneva.
Marc Chagall, I and the Village, 1911, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Robert Delaunay, Eiffel Tower, 1911, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Henri Matisse, Piano Lesson, 1916, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Amedeo Modigliani, Girl with Braids, 1918, Nagoya City Art Museum.
Fernand Léger, Woman with a Book, 1923, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Fernand Léger, Reclining Woman, 1922, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago.
Pablo Picasso, Girl Reading at the Table, 1934, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Juan Gris, Guitar on the Table, 1915, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo.
| Artist's Notes
For my painting L'Ecole de Paris I asked myself what a cubist schoolroom by Picasso and Braque would look like. Gertrude Stein is the teacher, Gertrude Stein being kissed by Chagall's cow. Through the window one sees Delaunay's Eiffel Tower. Matisse's boy at the piano is joined by Modigliani's girl. I use a pattern derived from Juan Gris for the flow of school desks across the lower part of the painting. (George Deem, 2002).
Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana