“People under seventy and over seven are very unreliable if they are not cats.”
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.
Doodle Tuesday - Tiburón by Leonora Carrington
Let's have five days of short stories. We'll begin today with Leonora Carrington's The Debutante, a story of a girl and a hyena. “The Debutante” by Leonora Carrington WHEN I was a debutante I often went to the zoological garden. I went so often that I was better acquainted with animals than with the young … Continue reading 5 Days of Short Stories. 1: The Debutante by Leonora Carrington
The Flowering of the Crone, Leonora Carrington, Another Reality
Imma Ramos shares her insight on the fascinatingly surreal Leonora Carrington. This isn't a great video, but it does have some great close-ups of Carrington's paintings, so worth a quick watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7iQG9oH8P8 This exhibition has unfortunately finished now - I hope her work will come to London soon... Send a postcard to an art loving … Continue reading Leonora Carrington
As regular visitors to Examining the Odd will know by now, British-born Mexican surrealist Leonora Carrington is one of my favourite artists. Her paintings are somehow oppressive yet elegant, tense yet loving. Her writing is inspiring and thought-provoking. We have two prints of hers at the bottom of our stairs to add a little more … Continue reading The Beautiful Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)
She Was a Founding Member of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Mexico
Leonora Carrington was a truly inspirational visual artist and author. Here are some wise words from a fantastic woman.