Laurencin would go on to spend a life full of ups and downs that spanned two World Wars and included a marriage to a German baron; defection to Spain; divorce; and return to Paris where she became a socialite. She died in Pairs at the age of 73.
One can detect several different stages in Laurencin’s work over the years; yet permeating all her work is the sensitivity of an exceptionally perceptive woman and a lyricism tinged with angst. The pastel tones of rose, purple, blue and gray evince a glimmer of unmistakable intelligence and the existence of a cautiously hinted sensuality that create a soft and serene atmosphere, as if the entire scene were covered with a veil of mystery.
In addition to paintings, Laurencin was also very accomplished in the applied arts, creating numerous, primarily printed, illustrated; designing stage sets and costumes for the likes of the Russian Ballet; and becoming involved in interior design. Her representative works include The Fan, The Kiss, and The Three Young Women.