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Gris, Juan (1887-1927) – 1912 Self-Portrait (Private Collection)

José Victoriano González-Pérez , better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor who lived and worked in France most of his life. His works are closely connected to the emergence of Cubism. In 1906 he moved to Paris and became friends with Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, and in 1915 he…

Artist colony in miniature

Muenter House and its garden, Murnau am Staffelsee (in English: "Murnau at Staffel Lake"), Bavaria, Germany Some background information: On 21st August 1909, the German painter Gabriele Muenter bought this little property in the Kottmuellerallee in Murnau am Staffelsee. At that time Muenter was betrothed with the more famous Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, who, in…