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Leonora Carrington







 

Leonora Carrington

(b Clayten Green, nr Chorley, Lancs, 6 April 1917).

Mexican painter, sculptor and writer of English birth. In 1936 she travelled to London, where she studied under Amédée Ozenfant and in 1937 met Max Ernst, with whom she became involved artistically and romantically, leading to her association with Surrealism. They moved to Paris together in 1937. At the outbreak of World War II, Ernst was interned as an enemy alien, and Carrington escaped to Spain, where she was admitted to a private clinic after having a nervous breakdown; she later recounted the experience in her book En bas (1943). After marrying the Mexican poet Renato Leduc in 1941 (a marriage of convenience), she spent time in New York before settling in Mexico in 1942, devoting herself to painting. There she and Remedios Varo developed an illusionistic Surrealism combining autobiographical and occult symbolism. Having divorced Leduc in 1942, in 1946 she married the Hungarian photographer Imre Weisz.



 


Self-Portrait
1937–38


 


Temple of the word
1954


 


Big Badger Meets the Domino Boys
1986


 


Labyrinth
1991


 


Sidhe the White People of the Tuatha de Danaan
1954


 


Les distractions de Dagobert
1945


 


Pastoral
1950


 


Help


 


Good Morning Dr Fischer


 

Portrait of Max Ernst
1939


 


Les Distractions de Dagobert
1945


 


The Magdalens
1986


 


Pig Rush
1960


 


Horses of Lord Candlestick
1938


 


The Meal of Lord Candlestick
1938


 


The House Opposite
1945


 


Amor che move il Sole et l'altre Stelle
1946


 


Green Tea
1942


 


Portrait of the Late Ms Partridge
1947


 


And then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur
1953


 


Semaine
1956



 


The Giantess
1950


 


Who Art Thou White Face?
1959


 


Adieu Ammenotep
1960


 


The Burning of Giordano Bruno
1964


 


Chinese at a Fountain
1967


 


Arca de Noe
1967


 


Boceto, Mundo Magico de los Mayas,
1965


 


Peackocks of Chen
1971


 


Crookhey Hall
1947


 


Jack be Nimble, Jack be Quick
1970


 


Around Wall Street or portrait of Pablo in NY
1973


 


The Daring Young Men in the Purple Baloon
1970


 


Ikon
1988

 

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