Juan Gris. José Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) González-Pérez (March 23, 1887 – May 11, 1927). Gris was a Spanish painter and sculptor who was a pivotal force in the development of Cubism and for most of his life, lived and worked in France. His paintings form a catalogue of very important Cubist work, along with Picasso, Marie Laurencin, Georges Braque, and Fernand Léger.
Juan Gris , Portrait of Josette Gris, 1916. One of Gris's greatest achievements, the Portrait of Josette is based on his studies of Corot and Cézanne. He integrates foreground background elements on 1 plane. This feat is accomplished primarily thru color rhythms that unite differing spatial planes. The blacks, employed, to signify bosom, derriere, leg, as well as the shadow of the figure, all occupy places on the forward plane.