“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.
I’m not too familiar with the work of Spanish painter Remedios Varo, but her work really reminds me of Leonora Carrington’s paintings. This is hardly surprising as Carrington has named Varo as one of her influences.
If you had shown me the painting above before I knew about this artist, I definitely would have thought it was a Leonora Carrington piece.
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 youngContinue reading “5 Days of Short Stories. 1: The Debutante by Leonora Carrington”
Sentimentality is a form of fatigue.
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This short film is really worth watching if you’re interested in Leonora Carrington. The first few minutes is just her cousin giving some facts, but then there’s an excellent interview with a rather grumpy but extremely inspiring Leonora. Featuring rare archive footage, this short film follows Leonora Carrington’s cousin and journalist, Joanna Moorhead, exploring theContinue reading “Leonora Carrington: Britain’s Lost Surrealist | TateShots”
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. This exhibition has unfortunately finished now – I hope her work will come to London soon… Send a postcard to an art loving friend,Continue reading “Leonora Carrington”