went to bed one night after reading Arthur
of a Geisha."
That night I dreamt that Picasso was paying
Matisse's studio an
impromptu visit. Upon opening
the door Picasso became immediately
fascinated with a Geisha who
was posing for
what have we here?" said Picasso
as he came charging down the stairs.
He acted like
a wild animal
entering a wild French circus act.
Painting inspired by
of a Geisha"
The Little Geisha
immediately braced himself for Picasso's sarcasm. "Tell me,
my dear friend, where
did you find this precious creature you're keeping so well
hidden from me?" "Shush,
now you behave yourself," replied
Matisse, embarrassed that it was too late; his precious
little secret was out of the bag. "She has escaped
and I am merely protecting her from danger," answering
her from danger?!" asked Picasso. Upon hearing
this, he broke out into uncontrollable laughter