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Leonor Fini1907 — 1996

The brilliant bisexual cat-lady of surrealism

The Metamorphosis of a Woman, 1987

The brilliant bisexual cat-lady of surrealism

“Je peins des tableaux qui n’existent pas et que je voudrais voir.”
“I paint pictures which do not exist and which I would like to see.”

Surrealism is a powerful theme in art because it empowers imagination and self-definition, what curator Alyce Mahon called the act of 'self-fashioning.'

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Two Women

Two Women

1939
Portrait of Mrs. Hasellter

Portrait of Mrs. Hasellter

1942
Portrait of a woman with acanthus leaves

Portrait of a woman with acanthus leaves

1946
The Passenger

The Passenger

1964
La Grange Batelière

La Grange Batelière

1977
The Crossroads of Hecate

The Crossroads of Hecate

1977-1978
Ubu The Magical Cat

Ubu The Magical Cat

1979
Return Voyage No.2

Return Voyage No.2

1985
The Metamorphosis of a Woman

The Metamorphosis of a Woman

1987
1901
Staring down the present moment
Barnett Newman
The Poetic World
Mai Trung Thứ
Leonor Fini
The exquisite agony of self-portraits
Frida Kahlo
Insomnia and aggressive painting
Lee Krasner
2000

The artists of Surrealism