Leonor Fini

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Lithograph by Leonor Fini, who said this (about marriage):

“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.”

She also said this (about painting):

“I strike it, stalk it, try to make it obey me. Then in its disobedience, it forms things I like.”

Fini was disguised as a boy for the first seven years of her life to avoid kidnapping. Her work heavily depicts femininity as power, as well as the connection between woman and cat.

She learned to draw bodies by hanging out in morgues.

Source: CFM Gallery

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