Woman with a Basket
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
-- Mark Rosenthal, Juan Gris
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