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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.



 


The night of the 8th
1987


 


The Lovers
1987


 


The Belfrey
1980


 


March Sunday
1990


 


Tower of Nagas
1991


 


Cadavre Exquis made by Leonora and her son Pablo Weisz-Carrington
1997


 


Tetraptic
1997


 

Plain Chant, 1947
Plain Chant
1947


Self portrait in Orthopedic Black Tie, 1973


Tribeckoning
1983



 


The Temptation of Saint


 


 Untitled


 


Untitled


 


A ardvark Groomed by Widows


 


Argument
1978


 


Jinetes (The Horsemen)
1977


 


Chinese at a Fountain
1967


 


Mula's Ox
1977


 


Domingo (Sunday)
1978


 


Sol Niger
1975


 


Heirophante, Pour Dauphine
1958


 

Ferret Race, 1950-51
Ferret Race
1950


 


Sueno de Sirenas
(triptych)
1963


 


Chiki, ton pays
1944


 


The 19th hole
1958


 


Three Cats
1949


 


Sinister Work
1973


 


The Good King Elkhorn or the Lost Carol
1948


 


The Chrysopeia of Mary the Jewess 1964


Semaine
1951


The Ancestor
1968



 


Queria ser pajaro


 


Personaje


 


The Flying Ur Jar
1953


 


Sombras


 


Birdbath
1978


 


Crookhey Hall


 


Untitled
1942

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