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Leonora Carrington : surrealism, alchemy and art

Author: Susan L Aberth
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate/Lund Humphries, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Now available for the first time in paperback, this book remains the definitive survey of 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
In art
Named Person: Leonora Carrington; Leonora Carrington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Aberth
ISBN: 9781848220560 1848220561
OCLC Number: 828508702
Notes: Originally published: Aldershot: Lund Humphries, 2004.
Formerly CIP.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: The magikal art of painting; The reluctant debutante; Ernst, Surrealism and the femme sorciere; Heaven and hell: wartime experiences; The alchemical kitchen: Domestic space as sacred space; Esoteric interests; Bibliography; Index.
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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