By this time I had been finding real pleasure in the tumultuous movement of bodies combined with more assertive juxtapositions of color, hotter color. I think it was late springtime; and I was in my beautiful new studio in the rue de Lille. Outside, people were doffing their coats and mufflers, the boulevards were lazy with strollers and even the young girls were like wildflowers, all bursting our in color and explosive spirits. Painting them, I felt like a choreographer.
–from Dorothea Tanning: Birthday and Beyond. Exhibition brochure. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2000.