Wednesday, August 17, 2011
La guardiana del huevo negro (The Guardian of the Black Egg)
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Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil
Leonor Fini (1907 – 1996).
Born in Buenos Aires, raised in Italy, and then to Paris.
It has been said about her that she is the only artist to paint women without apology.
Many of her paintings feature strong, beautiful women (many times resembling herself) in ceremonial or provocative situations.
Men are often portrayed as lithe figures who are under the protection of her females.
She lived with many cats; up to a total of 23 at one time.
The illness of one of her cats could send her into a deep depression.
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