Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Marie Laurencin

Watercolor, detail. (20 cm x 30 cm appr.)
"Ladies near the Pool."

A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to make a few photographs of details of a small watercolor by Marie Laurencin.

Born on October 31, 1883 in Paris, the young Marie Laurencin was sent to Sèvres by her mother in 1901, where she got familiar with porcelain painting. Her education continued at a school in Paris, followed by the Humbert academy, where Marie Laurencin got acquainted with Georges Braque.

She became romantically involved with Picasso's friend, the poet Guillaume Apollinaire and has often been identified as his muse.

Laurencin's works include paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints.

In 1983, on the one hundredth anniversary of Laurencin's birth, the Musée Marie Laurencin opened in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The museum is home to more than 500 of her works and an archive.


Marie Laurencin, autoportrait.

Photos "ladies near the pool": masterwatercolors


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