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Leonora Carrington : surrealism, alchemy and art

Author: Susan L Aberth
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Lund Humphries, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"This is the first book in English to survey the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (born 1917). Carrington burst onto the Surrealist scene in 1936, when, as a precocious 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc
In art
Named Person: Leonora Carrington; Leonora Carrington; Leonora Carrington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Aberth
ISBN: 9781848220560 1848220561
OCLC Number: 502423039
Notes: Originally published: Aldershot: Lund Humphries, 2004.
Description: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: The magical art of painting --
The reluctant débutante --
Ernst, surrealism and the femme sorcière --
Heaven and hell: wartime experiences --
The alchemical kitchen: domestic space as sacred space --
Esoteric interests --
Jezzamathatics or introduction to the wonderful process of painting by Leonora Carrington.
Responsibility: Susan L. Aberth.

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A survey of the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (born 1917). It provides an overview of this intriguing artist's rich body of work. It considers Carrington's preoccupation with  Read more...

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'full of stunning colour reproductions of Carrington's visionary art, whose hybrid forms borrow from nature, culture and religion in order to take themselves beyond all three. A beautiful book.' Ali Read more...

 
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