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Leonor Fini Le fouet , 1968

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Drawing : ink

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    14.2 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch

  • Support

    Drawing on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie Hus
    Paris - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Black ink drawing on paper, signed.

    Perfect condition.
    Neat and tracked international delivery.

    Leonor Fini was born in Argentina. Spirited away to Trieste by her Italian mother before she was a year old; for the first six or seven years of her life, she was disguised as a boy whenever she left her home to avoid kidnap attempts by her father. Raised in the "Bohemian" salons of a radically changing Europe between the two World Wars, her precociousness manifested in the creation of a persona of incredibly strong will and intense sensitivity. Leonor left her family first in 1927 to spend a year in Milan and then in 1931 to establish her career as a painter in Paris. Never having affiliations with the Surrealist group, she nevertheless became friends with Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Georges Bataille, Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Pieyre de Mandiargues and Salvador Dali.

    Her artistic formation was largely autodidactic and her nature uncompromisingly independent, which may account in part for the difficulty in placing her work in a school or movement. "I paint pictures which do not exist and which I would like to see." This declaration from Le Livre de Leonor Fini demonstrates her desire to seek inspiration above all from the deeply personal affinities of her inner "musée imaginaire". With a decided inclination for the theatrical, she was often photographed at costume balls and she complemented her art with many designs of sets and costumes for opera, ballet, theater and films.

    Fini always refused to accept being categorized. This is evident in her wide variations of media, style and purpose. The questions as to what "school" of art she belongs to; to whom can she be compared, is she a painter, an illustrator, a designer, a feminist, a mystic, a voluptuary are superfluous. Her answer would have been that she is Leonor Fini!
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Leonor Fini

Argentina Born in: 1907
Leonor Fini is an Argentinean artist, of Italian origin born in 1908 in Buenos Aires.

She spent her childhood in Italy, homeland of her mother, and never met her father as he passed away early. Her maternal bourgeoisie family was very knowledgeable, and allowed her to grow up in an environment, ideal for creation and art.

Leonor Fini began painting at the age of 17, and left her family to settle down in Milan.

In 1937, she moved to Paris and became friends with André Breton and his group of surrealists. The latter made the young woman discover movement theories, and this inspired her paintings.
She also met Georges Bataille, Max Ernst, Paul Eluard and Victor Brauner, with whom she became friends.

In 1946, she met the Italian diplomat, Stanislao Lepri and fell in love with him. He joined her in Paris and they lived together under Lepri passed away.

Despite her relations and influences, Leonor Fini retained her artistic independence, exploring various universes herself.
The artist addresses themes like celebration, eroticism, youth and cruelty...Women are the main focus of her work, they look like enchanting seducers but also angelic priestesses.

Leonor Fini has created several portraits of her friends, especially those with whom she likes spending time, but also of famous people.
She also worked in theasers, as a costume designer and decorator.

The artist participated in more than 45 personal and collective exhibitions in Europe. Several poets and writers are inspired by her character and her work for their writing, and nine movies were dedicated to her story.
Leonor Fini passed away in a hospital in the Parisian region, in 1996.
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