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Leonora Carrington--the Mexican years, 1943-1985.

Author: Leonora Carrington; Mexican Museum.
Publisher: San Francisco : Mexican Museum ; [Albuquerque, N.M.] : Distributed by the University of New Mexico Press, ©1991.
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Leonora Carrington developed an iconography of myth, occultism and alchemy that has resonated strongly with younger artists over the past decade and a half. Incredibly gifted as a technician, Carrington was also possessed of a wild imagination, which she realized with great precision in her canvases. Her leading role as a Surrealist in Paris immediately prior to the war, and her life in Mexico City alongside fellow  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carrington, Leonora, 1917-
Leonora Carrington--the Mexican years, 1943-1985.
San Francisco : Mexican Museum ; [Albuquerque, N.M.] : Distributed by the University of New Mexico Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)555496701
Named Person: Leonora Carrington; Leonora Carrington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonora Carrington; Mexican Museum.
ISBN: 1880508001 9781880508008
OCLC Number: 24429955
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition"--Title page verso.
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: El mundo mágico : Leonora Carrington's enchanted garden / Whitney Chadwick --
Interview with Leonora Carrington / Paul De Angelis --
Chronology / Salomon Grimberg.
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Leonora Carrington developed an iconography of myth, occultism and alchemy that has resonated strongly with younger artists over the past decade and a half. Incredibly gifted as a technician, Carrington was also possessed of a wild imagination, which she realized with great precision in her canvases. Her leading role as a Surrealist in Paris immediately prior to the war, and her life in Mexico City alongside fellow Surrealist expats Remedios Varo, Kati Horna and Edward James, have been the subject of increased interest and scholarly research. This is the first overview of her work to be published since her death in 2011 at the age of 94. Beautifully produced, with a faux-leather binding, a die-cut cover with foil stamping and 138 color plates (including two gatefolds), this volume looks at the many influences on Carrington's many lives. It explores the Celtic imagery that enchanted her as a child, and the Mexican myths, imagery and stories that informed the second half of her career. Metamorphosis and transformation is an ongoing theme in Carrington's hybrid world, populated with disconcerting hybrid creatures, elongated women and people metamorphosing into birds. This theme also emerges on a more intimate level in her self-portraits and portraits of friends and family. Writing was of equal importance as painting for Carrington, and this volume is supplemented with excerpts from unpublished manuscripts.

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