Exhibit 4: Juan Gris, Bottle and Glass, 1918

Painting by Juan Gris. Bottle and Glass. 1918. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of Saidie A. May, BMA 1951.305

Juan Gris. Bottle and Glass. 1918. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of Saidie A. May, BMA 1951.305

By Jan Ryan

Yeah, Saidie May would fondly remember her time drinking in Mallorca and her family’s blind eye to it, making and collecting art. No one knew anything she didn’t tell him or her. If she told them how would she remember? How would they remember? Juan Gris’s Bottle and Glass painting could have reminded her of men’s smoky Spanish chats in that independent period in her life but were the spillage tremors an earthquake or a reaction to really good wine? At home wine tasted like a chemical brew.

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2 thoughts on “Exhibit 4: Juan Gris, Bottle and Glass, 1918

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  2. Jan Ryan

    Yeah, Saidie May would fondly remember her time drinking in Mallorca and her family's blind eye to it, making and collecting art. No one knew anything she didn’t tell him or her. If she told them how would she remember? How would they remember? Juan Gris’s Bottle and Glass painting could have reminded her of men’s smoky Spanish chats in that independent period in her life but were the spillage tremors an earthquake or a reaction to really good wine? At home wine tasted like a chemical brew.

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