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Light slips through a venetian blind, casting a shadow from the wine glass onto the small table. The illusionistic appearance of the blind contrasts with the real newspaper, which Gris incorporated into the work. Le Socialiste des Pyrénées-Orientales was local to Collioure, a fishing town where he stayed in the summer of 1914. Gris may have included it to express his political allegiances.

January 2016