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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



 


L'Entracte de l'apotheose


 


Angel of Anatomy
1949


 


Colloque Mineral


 


Les Carcans


 


La Prison de Zigrifine



 

Armine


 

Sultanes et Magiciennes: Le Coffre
1976


 

Sultanes et Magiciennes


 

Sultanes et Magiciennes: Jeux de Dames


 

Le Trouble
1924


 

Nebbia
1982


 


Les D
eux Cranes


 


Dimanche apres-midi


 


The End of the World


 

The Sewing Machine


 

Les Enfants Justiciers
1976


 

Little Hermit Sphinx
1948


 

L'Alba


 

Outre Songe
1978


 


Operation I


 


Situation


 


Les Stylistes


 

Sphinge а la rose


 


Voyageurs en repos


 


Cortege


 
 
L'Eau endormie


 

Asphodel


 

Memoires de Fragments passes


 

La Terre Escarlate


 

Stanislao Lepri et Leonor Fini


 

L'Homme aux masques


 

Eola


 

Visage le Corbeau

1987


 

Les Antinomies Electives


 

La Terre Fermentee


 

Portrait of a Young Man
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