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Marie Laurencin (French, 1885 – 1956)

Femme et Mandolin (Woman with Guitar)

Femme et Mandolin (Woman with Guitar)

1943
oil on canvas
33 3/4 x 29 3/8 in.

Gift of Jack and Marcelle Bear, in honor of John S. Bunker, AG.1995.2.1. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

Poet and painter Marie Laurencin was closely associated with the Parisian avant-garde movement.  Woman with a Guitar demonstrates Laurencin's schematic treatment of human anatomy.  These stylistic elements were partly based on her knowledge of the art of Africa, including tribal masks. The sitter's porcelain skin, demure mouth, and widely set almond eyes are particularly striking and the flat planes of pastel hues are typical of her work.  Her work has been referred to b by critics as a sophisticated form of modern primitivism. Laurencin achieves an ephemeral elegance with her unique combination of simplified forms, graceful lines, and pleasing palette. Reflecting her own interest in the literary, performing, and visual arts, Laurencin often painted figures in the guise of the Muses, draped in togas and carrying the attributes of their art.

Visitor's Comments:

"Love the softness of the colors and the simple beauty of the figure." - Kelly, age 23

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Permanent Art Location: 
French
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Catalog Number: 
AG.1995.2.1. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.
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Marie
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Laurencin
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1943
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20th and 21st Century European and American Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on canvas<br />33 3/4 x 29 3/8 in.

Poet and painter Marie Laurencin was closely associated with the Parisian avant-garde movement.  Woman with a Guitar demonstrates Laurencin's schematic treatment of human anatomy.  These stylistic elements were partly based on her knowledge of the art of Africa, including tribal masks. The sitter's porcelain skin, demure mouth, and widely set almond eyes are particularly striking and the flat planes of pastel hues are typical of her work.  Her work has been referred to b by critics as a sophisticated form of modern primitivism. Laurencin achieves an ephemeral elegance with her unique combination of simplified forms, graceful lines, and pleasing palette. Reflecting her own interest in the literary, performing, and visual arts, Laurencin often painted figures in the guise of the Muses, draped in togas and carrying the attributes of their art.

Permanent Gift: 
Gift of Jack and Marcelle Bear, in honor of John S. Bunker
Permanent Quote: 
"Love the softness of the colors and the simple beauty of the figure." <strong>- Kelly, age 23</strong>
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Poet and painter Marie Laurencin was closely associated with the Parisian avant-garde movement.  Woman with a Guitar demonstrates Laurencin's schematic treatment of human anatomy.  These stylistic elements were partly based on her knowledge of the art of Africa, including tribal masks. The sitter's porcelain skin, demure mouth, and widely set almond eyes are particularly striking and the flat planes of pastel hues are typical of her work.  Her work has been referred to b by critics as a sophisticated form of modern primitivism. Laurencin achieves an ephemeral elegance with her unique combination of simplified forms, graceful lines, and pleasing palette. Reflecting her own interest in the literary, performing, and visual arts, Laurencin often painted figures in the guise of the Muses, draped in togas and carrying the attributes of their art.

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Permanent Gift: 
Gift of Jack and Marcelle Bear, in honor of John S. Bunker
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Permanent Quote: 
"Love the softness of the colors and the simple beauty of the figure." <strong>- Kelly, age 23</strong>
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Permanent Art Location: 
French
Permanent Art Life Span: 
1885 – 1956
Catalog Number: 
AG.1995.2.1. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.
Permanent Artist First Name: 
Marie
Permanent Artist Last Name: 
Laurencin
Permanent Image: 
Add "c."?: 
No
Permanent Year: 
1943
Permanent Period: 
20th and 21st Century European and American Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on canvas<br />33 3/4 x 29 3/8 in.

Poet and painter Marie Laurencin was closely associated with the Parisian avant-garde movement.  Woman with a Guitar demonstrates Laurencin's schematic treatment of human anatomy.  These stylistic elements were partly based on her knowledge of the art of Africa, including tribal masks. The sitter's porcelain skin, demure mouth, and widely set almond eyes are particularly striking and the flat planes of pastel hues are typical of her work.  Her work has been referred to b by critics as a sophisticated form of modern primitivism. Laurencin achieves an ephemeral elegance with her unique combination of simplified forms, graceful lines, and pleasing palette. Reflecting her own interest in the literary, performing, and visual arts, Laurencin often painted figures in the guise of the Muses, draped in togas and carrying the attributes of their art.

Permanent Gift: 
Gift of Jack and Marcelle Bear, in honor of John S. Bunker
Permanent Quote: 
"Love the softness of the colors and the simple beauty of the figure." <strong>- Kelly, age 23</strong>
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