Thursday, November 3, 2016

(more surrealism from female angle) leonora carrington


Leonora Carrington' art often touches on alchemy and magic; and in her memoir of insanity she writes of misreading an Imperial Chemicals sign as “chemistry and alchemy.”


The consistent element was her art: wonderful paintings in which mingle the fantasies of Bosch, the elegance and spatial understanding of the quattrocento and her own personal mythology (drawing on Catholicism, Jewish mysticism and Celtic elements to create an utterly individual and at times impenetrable symbology).

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