Marie Laurencin: Avante-garde Painter of Paris


"The Muse Inspiring the Poet" by Henri Rousseau, depicting Marie Laurencin and Guillaume Apollinaire Henri Rousseau/Public domain

Laurencin is a difficult painter to study. In addition to her work not quite falling in line with the artists who were her contemporaries, her personal papers are difficult to access, are censored, and have strict limitations put on their use.

Her work wasn't available to us as show art for copyright reasons. Here are the Laurencins that Tracy mentioned seeing at the Musée de l'Orangerie: https://www.musee-orangerie.fr/en/artist/marie-laurencin

Tracy's Research:

  • "Marie Laurencin." Contemporary Women Artists, Gale, 1999. Biography in Context, https://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/K2402000188/GPS?u=mlin_n_melpub&sid=GPS&xid=295175e4. Accessed 11 June 2019.
  • “The Fan of Marie Laurencin.” Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art. http://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp/en/exhibition/201001_laurencin.html
  • Bailey, Brittney J. “Masks and Muses: Marie Laurencin’s Artist-Group Portraits.” Master’s thesis, American University. 4/23/2015. https://dra.american.edu/islandora/object/auislandora%3A12396/datastream/PDF/view
  • Fagan-King, Julia. “United on the Threshold of the Twentieth-Century Mystical Ideal: Marie Laurencin’s Integral Involvement with Guillaume Apollinaire and the Inmates of the Bateau Lavoir.” Art History. Vol. 11, No. 1. March 1988.
  • Gare, Charlotte. “Marie Laurencin.” Rizzoli International. 1977.
  • Hyland, Douglas K.S. and Heather McPherson. “Marie Laurencin: Artist and Muse.” Birmingham Museum of Art. Distributed by University of Washington Press. 1989.
  • Kahn, Elizabeth Louise. “Marie Laurencin: Une femme inadaptee in feminist histories of art.” Ashgate Publishing. 2003.
  • McPherson, Heather. “Marie Laurencin: Musings on the Artist-cum-Muse.” SECAC Review. Southeast College Art Conference Review. 12 no4 1994.
  • McPherson, Heather. “Marie Laurencin: Une Femme Inadaptée in Feminist Histories of Art by Elizabeth Louise Kahn.” Woman's Art Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring - Summer, 2005). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3566535

Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, avant-garde, French history, European history, art, art history, biographies, women, LGBTQIA history, Artists, painters, illustrators