Fini’s art disarmed male authority and dissolved gender norms, with delicate, nude men attended by sumptuously dressed, leonine females.
At Art Basel Miami Beach, if you only look at the art, it’s an affair worth the trip, because if you want to see the newest art made in Saint Petersburg, Vienna, Barcelona, or Berlin, it’s here.
PARIS — Though once fêted as a glamorous Parisian queen of the libertine, bohemian art world, Leonor Fini (1907–96) has been sliding ever since toward obscurity.
MILAN — The most startling pairing in The Great Mother, an exhibition that tracks the iconography of motherhood in art and popular culture from 1900 to 2015, is a sculptural stand-off between Sarah Lucas and Thomas Schütte.
Stendhal on Correggio, Baudelaire on Guys, Zola on Manet, Proust on Moreau. It’s a long-standing practice, French poets and novelists taking up art criticism. In the 20th century, the roster continues: Apollinaire,Breton, Leiris, Malraux, Sartre, Bataille, Bonnefoy, and there’s the French poet-painters: Picabia, Cocteau, Nouet, Jacob.