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Chanson de Bilitis (1905) by Marie Laurencin

Chanson de Bilitis (1905). Graphic print by Marie Laurencin.

Marie Laurencin (1883 – 1956) was a French painter and a bisexual woman who became a member of Natalie Clifford Barney’s salon in Paris in the 1920s. She is known as one of the few female Cubist painters and later as a Modernist as she develped her unique style. She created a visual vocabulary of femininity, which characterized her art until the end of her life. Her personal iconography can be seen as a response to the more masculine imagery of her friends the Cubist painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.


Feminine Moments‘ art blog presents fine art made by lesbian, bisexual and queer women artists worldwide. This queer feminist resource site is edited by visual artist Birthe Havmøller, Aarhus, Denmark.