The Beginning I
The above sketch is an attempt at
reconstructing one of my first creations,
which unfortunately was lost.
It already shows the subjects
I later preferred:
The woman, the umbrella, the fish.
At that time I didn't know
that women also existed undressed.
Just as I did not know that a fish
can be taken for a walk on a leash.
That is the reason I replaced it by a dachshund.
According to the common convention
which I still had,
I always used to paint women with
a head on the neck.