LEONOR FINI (1907 – 1996)
Title of artwork: "La Grange Bateliere"
Ready to hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden underframe. Outer frame are not included!
Technique: printed on canvas nowadays
Diagonal: 30" or 76,2 cm.
Size: 27,6" x 11,8" (in) or 70 x 30 cm.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
Leonor Fini was an
Argentinian surrealist painter, designer, illustrator, and author, known for
her depictions of powerful and erotic women. Fini had no formal artistic
training, yet she was familiar with the traditional Renaissance and Mannerist
styles encountered during her upbringing in Italy. When she was 17, she had a
painting exhibited in a gallery in Trieste and received a commission to paint
portraits from dignitaries in Milan, where she had her first one-woman show at
the Galerie Barbaroux in 1929. Her first major exhibition was in 1936 in New
York at Julian Levy Gallery. Fini was part of a pre-war generation of Parisian
artists, and very important in the Surrealist movement though she is sometimes
overlooked in favour of her male contemporaries. In 1943, Fini was included in
Peggy Guggenheim's show Exhibition by 31 Women at the Art of This Century
gallery in New York. Her work didn't always fit the typical popular conception
of surrealism, sometimes exploring the 'femme fatale' without any particularly
ambiguous or monstrous imagery. Nonetheless it often included symbols like
sphinxes, werewolves, and witches. Most of the characters in her art were
female or androgynous.