Site 6 St Bonnet
Site 6 : L’école de filles - The girls’ school
Here is the school Vivian attended between 7 and 12 years of age, from 1934 to 1938, being immersed in the French language and culture before returning to live in New York and Chicago, enriched by this original view on things and people gained from a double culture.
The school is deliberately obstructed by a tree in the foreground as if Vivian didn’t wish to highlight it. The shadows of the trees fills the white ground creating an ambience. The artist stayed out of the scene focussing on two silhouettes of girls separating them from the other pupils.