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.