L'Abssente 1974 Limited Edition Lithograph #107/225
From "Visages pour Delie," Published by Ethis, Geneva
25.5" x 19.5" Print size
36" x 30" Framed Size
Leonor Fini (1907 - 1996)
“She is magnificent, perturbing, mocking enigmatic, terrible and compassionate. She is Leonor Fini; painter of the surreal, illustrator of books, theater designer, writer….
Her art is the crack in the mirror, the edge of the equation, the dream of tremendous import half-grasped on awakening, whose meaning dissolves with daylight.”
Catherine Styles McLeod Architectural Digest, March 1986
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 precocious ness manifested in the creation of a persona of incredibly strong will and intense sensitivity. Fini always refused to accept being categorized. This is evident in her wide variations of media, style and purpose.
The arguments 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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