Peter a Young English Girl (1923-1924)
La Jaquette Rouge (1910)
La France Croisée (1914)
Le Trajet (1911)
La Baronne Emile D'Erlanger (1924)
Romain Brooks' art studio
I love biographies, specifically biographies about women and having read the biography of Natalie Barney (1887-1972) sometime last year I came away with an interest in her long term lover/companion Romaine Brooks (1887-1970). I always love how one interesting woman leads you to another & when you are reading about the culture of the left bank of France during the 1920s there is no shortage of interesting women to learn about.
Brooks was a painter whose palette was dominated by the color gray, in1904 she travelled to St. Ives on the Cornish coast, rented a small studio, and began learning to create finer gradations of gray. I love the intensity that she creates while maintaining a certain muted flatness. You can read more about her life & work here and here. Also you can watch a film called Paris Was a Woman about the women on the left bank of France in the 1920s, or read the book.