Painter Leonor Fini (1907-1996)

Video (15:30): A film on the artist Leonor Fini by Eo Omwake. Language, English and French (with subtitles in English).

Leonor Fini was born in Buenos Aires in (1907-1996) to Italian and Argentine parents, Leonor grew up in Trieste, Italy. She lived and worked in Paris most of her life where she was a part of the lively parisian art scene.

The Gay and Lesbian Review writes about Leonor Fini:

‘She frequently portrayed men as passive and sometimes as androgynous figures. As the artist gained a reputation, her subject matter included erotic scenes of lesbianism. Fini freely acknowledged her experience of same-sex love but refused to accept a lesbian identity, remarking: “I am a woman and have had the ‘feminine experience’ but I am not a lesbian.”’

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Related Link

Léonor Fini, Impresario of the Self by Emily L. Quint Freeman/the Gay and Lesbian Review May-June 2023.