Woman Reading
The Attic Studio
Green Stripe
Luxe, Calme Et Volupte
Harmony In Red
Red Studio
The Painter's Family
Zorah On The Terrace
Composition: The Yellow Curtain
Bathers by the River
The Painter and His Model
The Artist and His Model
Interior at Nice
Decorative Figure
The Sorrows of the King
The Snail (L'Escargot)

Decorative Figure
1925; Oil on canvas, 51 1/8" x 38 1/2" Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris

The background of this painting is a series of variations of a decorative theme that never seems to repeat itself. The figure sits in contrast with the ever-varying curves of this backdrop, which contains, almost lost in its density, the mirror seen in his earlier work "The Painter and His Model". The figure and background could not be seen as being in the same space without the cloth coming behind the figure's back and across her leg, this serves at a crucial link. In spite of the abundance of patterns and motifs the composition never seems to clutter, everything just seems to fall into place.

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