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Leonora Carrington
Author: Susan L. Aberth

ISBN: 9781848220560
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 13 March 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 25.1 x 1.3
Description:
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 wealth 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, Carringtion was at the centre of Mexican cultural life, while still maintaining her European connections.

Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art provides a fascinating overview of this intriguing artist's ric...

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