L'Inconnue de la Seine - Okända Flickan i Seine
Okända Flickan i Seine - Väggskulptur, bemålad gips
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L'Inconnue de la Seine - Okända Flickan i Seine - The Unknown Woman of the Seine - Art Deco - Dödsmask
Väggskulptur - bemålad gips
Mått: ca 20 cm
The story goes that when the woman’s body was fished out of the water at the Quai du Louvre, the Paris pathologist found her so mesmerisingly beautiful that he ordered a moulder to take a death mask of her face. No one ever identified the perfect, blemish-free body. But casts of the beautiful white plaster mask sold across Paris, then across Europe. It hung in the studios of artists and writers from Man Ray to Albert Camus, who described the calm, slightly smiling woman as a ”drowned Mona Lisa”.
Literary figures including Rainer Maria Rilke, the French surrealists and Russian-born Vladimir Nabokov found a muse in this mysterious French Ophelia, a beautiful young woman it was assumed had taken her own life after she was driven mad by love.