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Leonor Fini





 


 

Leonor Fini


(b Buenos Aires, 30 Aug 1908; d Paris, 18 Jan 1996).

French painter, stage designer and illustrator of Argentine birth. She grew up in Trieste, Italy. Her first contact with art was through visits to European museums and in her uncle’s large library, where she gleaned her earliest knowledge of artists such as the Pre-Raphaelites, Aubrey Beardsley and Gustav Klimt. She had no formal training as an artist. Her first one-woman exhibition took place in Paris in 1935 and resulted in friendships with Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, René Magritte and Victor Brauner, bringing her into close contact with the Surrealists; her sense of independence and her dislike of the Surrealists’ authoritarian attitudes kept her, however, from officially joining the movement. Nevertheless her works of the late 1930s and 1940s reflect her interest in Surrealist ideas. She also participated in the major international exhibitions organized by the group.

 



 


Leonor Fini

 


From One Day to the Next


 


L'entre duex
1967


 

Rasch, Rasch, Rasch Meine Puppen Warten
1975


 

Impossible Dialogue


 

The Guardian



 

La perle



 

Portrait of Mrs H.


 

Portrait de Madamoiselle Pichon



 

La Balance


 

Spectacle

Carrefour d'Nicate


 

Extreme Nuit


 

Rogomelec


 

Presance sans issue


 

The Sewing Machine
1975


 

Retour
de Voyage I


 


Retour de voyage II
1982


 

The Mysterious
1975


 

Portrait


 

The Unsealed Room
1970


 

Guardian of the Wells


 

Woman With Goblets


 

Heliodora


 

The Other Side


 

La Rosee

1963


 

The Lock


 

Eola


 

L'Oneiropompe
1978


 

Maria von Karnstein
Illustration for "Carmilla"
1983


 

Ladies in Waiting


 

Parques Hotel


 

Paysage

 
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