Coloured pencil and pencil on notebook paper
Girl with a Bow, 1920s
Watercolour on paper
Gouache on paper
Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel, 1923
Oil on canvas
Interestingly, Mlle Chanel declined this portrait as she felt it looked nothing like her.
Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) the French painter, stage designer and illustrator was a regular associate of the painters and poets of the Bateau-Lavoir. Influenced by the fauvist and cubist movements, Mlle Laurencin developed an elegant and highly personal style. Which, is characterised by an extreme simplification of form and a soft dream like palette.
Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew. - Guillaume Apollinaire
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