one evening (Bubů)
||The theme is anticipated by some
works which go back to the end of the 1930s, like Maison Tellier of 1938 and Il
postribilo of 1939, but it is fully developed in the 1940s with groups of female
figures seated at the table like La vecchia mondana of 1943-44, Maison
Tellier One Evening - Bubů of 1946, or
single figure portraits like Lola of 1942 and Maria of 1946, and especially
interiors of brothels, not always distinguishable from his usual café scenes, like The dessert of 1944.
Subjects similar to the Three Nudes of 1942 and Interior of
1943 became more frequent in 1947-48 like The Bawd, La giarrettiera, Tre donne,
Gynaeceum, Maison Tellier, and reappeared in a series of ceramic tiles, shown at the
gallery LIllustrazione Italiana in Milan in 1948, and then occasionally in paintings
of later years, like Salotto giallo della Maison Tellier of 1956, or in paintings
in a different tone, like Susanna of 1962, where it is easy to recognize the
underpinnings of models and techniques studied for this cycle.