Ink on paper
20,5 x 12,5 cm – 8 1/8 x 4 7/8 in.
by Léonor Fini (1907 – 1996)
Maybe one should say “the other great lady” of 20th century French painting when talking about her. Like Marie Laurencin, Léonor Fini quickly earned admiration and prestigious friendships, as she developed a work subtly tainted of surrealism and eroticism: mysterious women, imperious and fatale, just like her… Fascinated by her stroke, Cocteau, Moravia, Éluard, as well as Max Ernst and Giorgio De Chirico, all wrote books and biographical texts dedicated to her.