"La fenetre fermee donne sur un jardin appartenant a un pensionnat de demoiselles," said he, "et les convenances exigent --enfin, vous comprenez--n'est-ce pas, monsieur?"
I thought it would have been so pleasant to have looked out upon a garden planted with flowers and trees, so amusing to have watched the demoiselles at their play; to have studied female character in a variety of phases, myself the while sheltered from view by a modest muslin curtain, whereas, owing doubtless to the absurd scruples of some old duenna of a directress, I had now only the option of looking at a bare gravelled court, with an enormous "pas de geant" in the middle, and the monotonous walls and windows of a boys' school-house round.
Surely, surely I bring home as much at night as any other demoiselle
"I tell you, my fair lord," she was saying, "that it is no fit training for a demoiselle
: hawks and hounds, rotes and citoles singing a French rondel, or reading the Gestes de Doon de Mayence, as I found her yesternight, pretending sleep, the artful, with the corner of the scroll thrusting forth from under her pillow.
Summary: 'Les Parapluies de Cherbourg' and 'Les Demoiselles
de Rochefort' to screen
It also visits the three cities that played a key role in his life - Malaga, Barcelona and Paris - and looks at significant artworks, including the groundbreaking Les Demoiselles
d'Avignon, with which Picasso introduced his cubist style.
He composed the scores for Demy's "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" ("The Umbrellas of Cherbourg") in 1964 and "Les Demoiselles
de Rochefort" ("The Young Ladies of Rochefort") in 1967, for both of which Legrand received Academy Award nominations.
Was Picasso a pirate stealing sacred African mask motifs for Les Demoiselles
This book traces the trajectory of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso, as he moved towards creating a painting that shattered all the artistic conventions of the time: "Les Demoiselles
d'Avignon," a cubist rendering of several women in erotic poses, but with a jagged, savage, pseudo-primitivist artistic treatment that sent Shockwaves through the European art world.
Daring color experiments in dialogue with Matisse (while both were staying in Collioure, France, in the summer of 1905) and a series painted in London the next year at the urging of dealer Ambroise Vollard were followed by a group of bathing pictures, which manage to almost hold their own despite the fact that they were begun the same year, 1907, as the first public exhibition of Picasso's Demoiselles
A more elaborate work, and one of his most recent, is called Picasso visiting Les Demoiselles
d'Avignon and it's a take on a take.
Furthermore, she explores more broadly Demy's investigations of gender identity, eroticism, and class throughout his work, discussing not only major successes such as Les Demoiselles
de Rochefort and Peau d'Ane, but also such lesser-known films as Lady Oscar (1979) and Line chambre en ville.
They range from Picasso's Les Demoiselles
d'Avignon to Robert Indiana's outsized "LOVE" sculpture.
We meet on the bus stand our affair hidden in shouldering crowds-- another Wednesday, memory scouting through old Castries retrieving lost facades, missing bars, gone tailor shops, among sidewalk bazaars, Syrian emporia, pastel food huts and aloof demoiselles
. Full disclosure-- no affair, just an aging poet's fantasy of a shapely muse from Marc or Millet gentle spirit dissing corny flirtations with watchful eyes and dimpled chin.