Leonora Carrington : surrealism, alchemy and art / Susan Aberth.
By: Aberth, Susan L.
Contributor(s): Carrington, Leonora.Material type: BookPublisher: Aldershot : Lund Humphries, 2004Description: 160 pages ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0853319081(hbk).Subject(s): Carrington, Leonora, 1917-2011 | Carrington, Leonora, 1917-2011 -- Criticism and interpretation | Surrealism | Magic in art | Artists -- Mexico -- Biography | Occultism in art | Mexico -- In artDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This is the first book to survey the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (born 1917). 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. 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. overview of this intriguing 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.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Introduction: The magikal art of painting
- The reluctant dTbutante
- Ernst, Surrealism and the femme sorciFre
- Heaven and hell: wartime experiences
- The alchemical kitchen: Domestic space as sacred space
- Esoteric interests