Leonora Carrington was one of the lesser known figures of the 1930's Surrealist movement. She was born in the UK but spent most of her life in Mexico and died there in 2011. Leonora Carrington was briefly married to Mexican poet and journalist Renato Leduc. Some of her more famous visual pieces are The Giantess, The Meal of Lord Candlestick, Portrait of Max Ernst, Adieu Ammenotep and The Artist Traveling Incognito.
Les Perroquets (The Parrots) by Salvador Dali
This week's poem is Pierre-Jean Jouve's To Himself.
Examining the Odd are pleased to share this guest post from Sam B Miller II. The Imagination of the Reader How much should an author leave to the imagination of the reader? Some readers want detail such as 'The rectangular dining room was lit by a small chandelier centered in a high ceiling over a … Continue reading The Imagination of the Reader by Sam B Miller II (Guest Post)
When I come home baby And I've been working all night long I put my daughter on my knee, and she say "Daddy what's wrong?" I put my head on her shoulder She whispers in my ear so sweet You know what she says? "Daddy you're a fool to cry You're a fool to cry And it makes me wonder why."
I recently reviewed Leonora Meriel's The Unity Game and she also participated in a great author interview. Leonora has now kindly agreed to give away paperback copies of this excellent book to three lucky Examining the Odd readers! Simply click here to enter. Good luck!
He saw a tall, square, red-brick house, built in the reign of Anne; a stone-pillared porch had been added in the purer classical style of 1790; the windows of the house were many, tall and narrow, with small panes and thick white woodwork. A pediment, pierced with a round window, crowned the front. There were wings to right and left, connected by curious glazed galleries, supported by colonnades, with the central block. These wings plainly contained the stables and offices of the house. Each was surmounted by an ornamental cupola with a gilded vane.
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This week's painting is Man Ray's The Rope Dancer Accompanies Herself with Her Shadows. I hope it inspires you!