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Leonor Fini
The brilliant bisexual cat-lady of surrealism

Leonor Fini, The ArtistsThe Metamorphosis of a Woman
Portrait of Leonor Fini

“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.'

Leonor Fini was an Argentinian Female Artist born on August 30, 1907. Fini contributed to the Surrealist movement, worked in Italy and France and died on January 18, 1996.

Two Women, Leonor Fini

Two Women

1939
Portrait of Mrs. Hasellter, Leonor Fini

Portrait of Mrs. Hasellter

1942
Portrait of a woman with acanthus leaves, Leonor Fini

Portrait of a woman with acanthus leaves

1946
The Passenger, Leonor Fini

The Passenger

1964
La Grange Batelière, Leonor Fini

La Grange Batelière

1977
The Crossroads of Hecate, Leonor Fini

The Crossroads of Hecate

1977-1978
Ubu The Magical Cat, Leonor Fini

Ubu The Magical Cat

1979
Return Voyage No.2, Leonor Fini

Return Voyage No.2

1985
The Metamorphosis of a Woman, Leonor Fini

The Metamorphosis of a Woman

1987

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