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Bohemian “It Girl” of Paris, master of surrealist disguise and generally a badass female libertine, Leonor Fini was one of the most photographed people of the 20th century.

Bohemian “It Girl” of Paris, master of surrealist disguise and generally a badass female libertine, Leonor Fini was one of the most photographed people of the 20th century.

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Resultado de imagen de r Leonor Fini

Resultado de imagen de r Leonor Fini

In her final years however, Fini’s stock had fallen so much that the French government refused to accept her paintings in lieu of back taxes owed by her estate. In a world that had wanted to maintain that creativity is a male attribute, Leonor Fini and her art had fallen into obscurity.

In her final years however, Fini’s stock had fallen so much that the French government refused to accept her paintings in lieu of back taxes owed by her estate. In a world that had wanted to maintain that creativity is a male attribute, Leonor Fini and her art had fallen into obscurity.

Besides being a talented painter and a muse to so many of her surrealist peers, she also designed for the fashion world and created elaborate sets for the theatre and opera. finivenice

Besides being a talented painter and a muse to so many of her surrealist peers, she also designed for the fashion world and created elaborate sets for the theatre and opera. finivenice

"Leonor Fini had never had any artistic training and as a teenager, spent months at a time with her eyes bandaged shut after developing an ocular ailment. When the bandages were removed however, she had a deep urge to begin creatively expressing the inward visions she had experienced during her blindness, which led to her career as an artist painting women in positions of power and celebrating female sexuality."

"Leonor Fini had never had any artistic training and as a teenager, spent months at a time with her eyes bandaged shut after developing an ocular ailment. When the bandages were removed however, she had a deep urge to begin creatively expressing the inward visions she had experienced during her blindness, which led to her career as an artist painting women in positions of power and celebrating female sexuality."

Leonor Fini by André Ostier - Paris, 1948

Leonor Fini by André Ostier - Paris, 1948

Toyen in Paris 1926 - Marie Čermínová, known as Toyen, was a Czech painter, draftsperson and illustrator and a member of the surrealist movement

Toyen in Paris 1926 - Marie Čermínová, known as Toyen, was a Czech painter, draftsperson and illustrator and a member of the surrealist movement

midwintercrone: “ minerva-xelisi: “ the dark side of the moon. ” This picture belongs to Orionides. ”

midwintercrone: “ minerva-xelisi: “ the dark side of the moon. ” This picture belongs to Orionides. ”

Openly bisexual and anti-marriage, she once said:  “Marriage never appealed to me, I’ve never lived with one person. Since I was 18, I’ve always preferred to live in a sort of community – A big house with my atelier and cats and friends, one with a man who was rather a lover and another who was rather a friend. And it has always worked.”

Openly bisexual and anti-marriage, she once said: “Marriage never appealed to me, I’ve never lived with one person. Since I was 18, I’ve always preferred to live in a sort of community – A big house with my atelier and cats and friends, one with a man who was rather a lover and another who was rather a friend. And it has always worked.”

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