Portrait of Simone de Beauvoir, from the series “The Thrilling Ones”. Simone de Beauvoir is the most intellectual of the artists in the series. She will have thought about the female condition, its possibilities, its impediments. She will have reflected on the “feminine” as a concept and not only as a fatality. Her landmark writings based on her experience of being a “woman” in the post-war era have become pillars of feminist thought. Simone de Beauvoir will have thought of the woman as: body, as an autonomous, thinking, free individual, economic actor, and citizen. And of course, she will have experienced all its facets in her flesh, throughout her life. The raw material of her work is his life. This is why she is an essential “Thrilling One”.