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I entitled this painting Galarina because Gala is to me what his Fornarina was to Raphael. And, without premeditation, here again is...bread! A rigorous and perspicacious analysis will bring to light the crossed arms of Gala, looking like the intertwinement of the basket, her breasts like the end of the bread. I have already painted Gala with two lamb-chops balanced on her shoulder ... as an expression of my subconscious desire to devour her. That was the age of the imagination's raw meat. Today, now that Gala has risen in the heraldic hierarchy of my nobility, she has become my basket of bread."