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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.



 


A Warning to Mother
1973


 


Down Below
1941


 


Friday
1978


 


Friday
1978


 


Are You Syrious
1953


 

The Chair, Daghda Tuatha de Danaan, 1955
The Chair, Daghda Tuatha de Danaan
1955


 


Grandmother Moorhead's Aromatic Kitchen
1975


 


Litany of the Philosophers
1959


 


Kron Flower
1987


 


The Memory Tower
1995


 


Nunscape in Manzanillo
1956


 


Tuesday
1987


 

Lepidopteros, 1969
Lepidopteros
1969


 


Tell the Bees
1986


 


The Floor 4706th
1958


 


Ulu's pants


 


Untitled


 


Nine Nine Nine
1948


 


The Bath of Rabbi Loew
1969


 

Darvault, c1950
Darvault
1950


 


Untitled


 


Syssigy
1957


 


Adelita escapes


 


The Visitors
1960

Ab Eo Quod, 1956
Ab Eo Quod
1956


The Q Symphony
2002


 


El Rarvarok
1963


 


Figuras Miticas Bailarin I
1954


Figuras Miticas Bailarin II

 


Sacrament at Minos
1954



 


I am an Amateur of Velocipedes

1941


 


Do You Know My Aunt Eliza?
1941


 


Untitled
1967


 


The Surgeon
1970


 


Cocodrilos
1974


 


"Cocodrilo "  in the Cocodrilo Fountain in the Chapultepec Park


 


"The Cocodrilo" , Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City


 


The Cradle
1945

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