'Charles, he likes men or women?' "Charles? He likes flowers''.
May 8, 2013 10:45 AM Subscribe
Marie-Laure Noailles was a direct descendant of the Maquis de Sade, himself a Surrealist muse
Together with her husband Charles she was their patron, possibly one of the greatest Art Patrons of the Twentieth Century. The couple spent much of the year at their villa
in the South of France.
his gardens and his gym instuctor, and she embarked on a of a series of affairs, notably Jean Cocteau
whose film Blood of a Poet
was financed by them. They also financed Man Ray's Les Mystères du Château de Dé
and Bunuel and Dali's L'Age d'Or
(a scene in the garden
) and Biceps et Bijoux
for Jacques Manuel
. Dali also painted her portrait
as did Balthus
another of her protégés.
Apart from film and art they also commisiones Francis Poulenc's Aubade
Marie-Laure was photographed by Man Ray
and her good friend Dora Maar
. (Previous some links dead
Charles and her Marie-Laure although living seperate lives stayed the best of friends for the rest of their lives often phoning each other several times a day.
Another of her early lovers was James Lord
and later in the '50s Oscar Dominguez
. (Both previous FPP's