Inspired by the events in Kosovo. On April 12, 1999 Time Magazine printed a powerful cover photo by photographer Damir Sagolj of refugees from Kosovo with a woman with a white head scarf and a baby at her breast in front. It may have been this image that inspired Constant to paint Les éxpulsés. When you look at the original photo the white head scarf, the coloroud clothes in the middle of the line of people and the curved bend of the line of refugees are mirrored in Constants painting.
Printed in Hollands Maandblad 1999 - 8/9, p. 47
Zeedijk is a street in Amsterdam, close to Constants home.
The Crow is one of the 24 songs from Winterreise by Franz Schubert. It's a tribute to the poet Wilhelm Müller on whose poems Winterreise is based. On the back of the painting is says gewidmet Wilhelm Müller (dedicated to Wilhem Müller).