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Leonora Carrington : surrealism, alchemy and art

Author: Susan L Aberth; Leonora Carrington
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire : Lund Humphries ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2004.
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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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Aberth, Susan L.
Leonora Carrington.
Aldershot, Hampshire : Lord Humphries ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2004
(OCoLC)607570061
Named Person: Leonora Carrington; Leonora Carrington; Leonora Carrington; Leonora Carrington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Aberth; Leonora Carrington
ISBN: 0853319081 9780853319085
OCLC Number: 56652239
Description: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 30 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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"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 her fantastical, dark and satirical writing style and her interest in fairy tales and the occult. Her stories were included in Surrealist publications, and her paintings in the Surrealists' exhibitions." "After the dramas and tragic separations of the Second World War, Carrington ended up in the 1940s as part of the circle of Surrealist European emigres living in Mexico City. Close friends with Luis Bunuel, Benjamin Peret, Octavio Paz and a host of both expatriate Surrealists and Mexican modernists, Carrington was at the centre of Mexican cultural life, while still maintaining her European connections." "Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art provides an overview of this artist's rich body of work. The author considers Carrington's preoccupation with alchemy and the occult, and explores the influence of indigenous Mexican culture and beliefs on her production."--BOOK JACKET.

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