Leonora Carrington: surrealism, alchemy and art
This is the first book in English to survey the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (born 1917).
Carrington burst onto the Surrealist scene in 1936, when, as a precocious nineteen-year-old debutante, she escaped the stultifying demands of her wealthy English family by running away to Paris with her lover Max Ernst. She was immediately championed by Andre Breton, who responded enthusiastically to her fantastical, dark and satirical writing style and her interest in fairy tales and the occult. Her stories were included in Surrealist publications, and her paintings in the Surrealists' exhibitions.
After the dramas and tragic separations of the Second World War, Carrington ended up in the 1940s as part of the circle of Surrealist European emigres living in Mexico City. Close friends with Luis Bunuel, Benjamin Peret, Octavio Paz and a host of both expatriate Surrealists and Mexican modernists, Carrington was at the centre of Mexican cultural life, while still maintaining her European connections.
Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art provides an overview of this artist's rich body of work. The author considers Carrington's preoccupation with alchemy and the occult, and explores the influence of indigenous Mexican culture and beliefs on her production.
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - bness2 - LibraryThing
A nicely written biography of Carrington with a nice sampling of her work with extensive analyses of selected works. If you like surrealism, then this a great read. Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - olivetwist - LibraryThing
Beautiful and plentiful reproductions, with informative-enough accompanying text. The latter is without art, however, as unremarkable and shallow as the average undergrad's final paper in a course on ... Leer reseña completa
CONTENTS Introduction The Magical Art of Painting
The Reluctant Debutante
Ernst Surrealism and the femme sorciere
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