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A Female Master from the Early 20th Century

From 21 February 2013 to 30 June 2013

A feminine aesthetic

During the first half of 2013, the Musée Marmottan Monet will honor a little known French artist named Marie Laurencin. An exhibition of almost 100 watercolors will reveal the unique universe constructed by this fascinating artist.

With a career that started at the beginning of the 20th century, Marie Laurencin charmed her contemporaries with her easy, natural style. The artist played with the boundary between the savage and the modern, an approach that was particularly appreciate at this epoch. Laurencin is also known for her versatility, as she moved between various artistic mediums.

Now, the Musée Marmottan Monet is organizing the first ever exhibition dedicated to Laurencin in France. Laurencin specialized in portraiture, which visitors to the exhibition will immediately notice. She loved to paint portraits of female subjects, including herself. In fact, she made roughly 30 self-portraits in her life, and she became one of her own favorite subjects.

Although Laurencin was recognized during her time as one of the best female painters in the world, she has been less well recognized in recent times. Famous in Japan for the past 30 years, Marie Laurencin is just starting to be rediscovered in her homeland.