Marie Laurencin, ‘Deux Tetes de Femmes’, ca. 1926-27, Painting, Watercolor over traces of pencil on paper, Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
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Marie Laurencin

Deux Tetes de Femmes, ca. 1926-27

Watercolor over traces of pencil on paper
12 1/8 × 10 1/4 in
30.8 × 26 cm
.
Location
New York
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Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
New York
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right: Marie Laurencin
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Marie Laurencin
French, 1883–1956
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Marie Laurencin’s signature paintings feature graceful, pale-skinned, dark-eyed young women with dreamy expressions, rendered in pastel hues. After briefly flirting with the tenets of Cubism early on, Laurencin shied away from the modern styles of her day, drawing influence from Persian miniatures and the Rococo instead. Nonetheless, she befriended and exhibited alongside Pablo Picasso, including him in a group portrait along with herself and their respective lovers Fernande Olivier and Guillaume Apollinaire (Group of Artists, 1908). The anonymous seated figures in Women with a Dog (1923) exemplify the lyricism and idealized feminine beauty with which she was known to portray society women. In 1923 Coco Chanel commissioned a portrait, but rejected Laurencin’s image of her languishing in a chair for lack of likeness.

Marie Laurencin, ‘Deux Tetes de Femmes’, ca. 1926-27, Painting, Watercolor over traces of pencil on paper, Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
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Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
New York
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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right: Marie Laurencin
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Marie Laurencin
French, 1883–1956
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Marie Laurencin’s signature paintings feature graceful, pale-skinned, dark-eyed young women with dreamy expressions, rendered in pastel hues. After briefly flirting with the tenets of Cubism early on, Laurencin shied away from the modern styles of her day, drawing influence from Persian miniatures and the Rococo instead. Nonetheless, she befriended and exhibited alongside Pablo Picasso, including him in a group portrait along with herself and their respective lovers Fernande Olivier and Guillaume Apollinaire (Group of Artists, 1908). The anonymous seated figures in Women with a Dog (1923) exemplify the lyricism and idealized feminine beauty with which she was known to portray society women. In 1923 Coco Chanel commissioned a portrait, but rejected Laurencin’s image of her languishing in a chair for lack of likeness.

Marie Laurencin

Deux Tetes de Femmes, ca. 1926-27

Watercolor over traces of pencil on paper
12 1/8 × 10 1/4 in
30.8 × 26 cm
.
Location
New York
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