Leonor Fini fits into the Palazzo Reale's long history of presenting exhibitions on Surrealism and artists related to the movement, as well as its ongoing interest in promoting exhibitions that focus on the recognition of women artists, highlighting their role in society and culture. The exhibition aims to investigate updated reflections on Fini's work so as to make it accessible to all generations. Her work addresses fundamental issues of contemporary society, such as the questioning of gender, identity, belonging, established models of family, masculinity and femininity. The title of the exhibition is inspired by the reflections that her art provoked in important writers and artists of her time, including Jean Genet, Max Ernst or Jean Cocteau. The identification with the Sphinx, a legendary creature, is also the curators' statement of principles about the multifaceted aspects of her work and about its ever-evolving nature. The exhibition includes painting, drawing, photography, decorative art, fashion design, costumes, artist's books and documents to emphasize the artist's multifaceted nature.

An exhibition by the Municipality of Milan - Culture Area | Palazzo Reale | MondoMostre. 

Curated by Tere Arcq and Carlos Martìn. 

Opening Times

Tuesday - Sunday 10-19.30.
Thursdays closing time at 22.30.
Last admission one hour before closing time.

Closed on Mondays


Open: € 17,00
Full ticket: € 15,00
Reduced ticket: € 13,00

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