The End of the World?

Leonor Fini (1907 – 1996) staged woman as an alternative path to the world destroyed by man. In a 1993 interview, Fini said of the woman who confronts the viewer with a steady gaze:

“She is woman, symbol of beauty and deep knowledge, the essential element of life, the primeval material, because she knows how to survive the cataclysm.”

The End of the World (1948)
Leonor Fini in Arcachon, France, in 1940  (She “was a bit of a goth before goth”)

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