Friday, December 15, 2017

Portrait of a friend of Lili Elbe

Art Deco style and a female painter - yes, there's more to this subject than Tamara de Lempicka. This beautiful portrait was made by Danish artist Gerda Wegener (986-1940) in 1925. Lili Elbe was the name of the trans alter ego of her husband Einar Wegener, himself a famous landscape painter. More about Wegener in the linked Wikipedia article.

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