Chelsea's Most Exciting Figurative Art Gallery
236 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New
York, NY 10001
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Rasch Rasch Mein Puppen Warten...
Rasch, rasch, rasch, mein puppen warten......(Hurry,
Hurry, Hurry, My Dolls are Waiting
), 45x 57.5, is
one of Finis largest oils on canvas. Although many words have been
written about it, most of them have been misinterpretations which served
only to further their authors own agenda. The painting is, in fact,
a self-portrait. Each of the elements of the work applies to various aspects
of Leonor. Viewing the figure on the far right we can see her as Earth
Mother. This was a part of her that few people ever saw. Those that
were privileged enough to be the recipent of her largess were indeed fortunate.
At one and the same time Fini was capable of great swings of temperament;
from unthinking cruelty to equally unthinking generosity.
Nowhere else is she so obviously a painter of women without apology. There is no coyness or flirtation in the sexually charged images as there was none in Leonor. One of the more startling things about Leonor is, that at a time when no other female artist was able to rise to prominence without being aligned with a male who was more famous, Leonor succeeded; the sole example of this departure from the norm.
It can be said that whereas Max Ernst had affairs with every female artist
that came through Paris in the 1930s, it was Leonor who had the
affair with Ernst.
Exquisite technique coupled with artistic vision defines our user-friendly presentation of figurative fine art paintings, sculptures and original graphics. Contemporary symbolism at its apex in the traditions of Bosch, the Italian Renaissance, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, the Viennese and German Secession and the symbolist movements with an edge of surrealism.