Then he studied at the Arts Décoratifs, under Cormon, ex-teacher of Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec. ... 1907 is crisis year; painting begins to strike him as a sad game. ... artist, and marries Gabrielle Buffet, an extremely intelligent woman ( a pupil of Busoni), who presses him towards a form of art « from the head ». ... Then in 191 3 the Armory Show, the great show in America. ... Picabia stays there five months, but returns in 191 5 and 1917 — travel, adventure, never seen the like of it.