Self Portrait, 1943

In 1921, Fernand Léger painted Le Grand Déjeuner, in which three moon-faced naked women with tubular bodies, globular breasts and matching hairdos lounge about drinking tea in an opulent modern salon. Patterns play all around them; they look out at us blankly. In 1948, one of Léger’s students at his Paris atelier, the Lebanese painter and sculptor Saloua Raouda Choucair, revisited this monumental painting with a number of small gouache variations.

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See also: Saloua Raouda Choucair at Tate Modern