Artwork Title: Capital Punishment - Artist Name: Leonor Fini

Capital Punishment

Leonor Fini, 1976

Feminist authors would later see in such paintings an expression on Fini's part of revenge for men's subjection of women in a patriarchal society. Although disliking the idea of being included in a "school of feminism," she sympathized with this viewpoint. She explained to me that in this painting, "The neck of the goose is the phallus of the man.The woman with the knife will cut the neck and so will castrate the man."

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