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Leonora Carrington - Surrealism, Alchemy and Art (Paperback, New Ed)

Susan Aberth

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Now available in paperback, this book remains the definitive survey of the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). 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 a fascinating overview of this intriguing 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.

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Imprint: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2010
First published: May 2010
Authors: Susan Aberth
Dimensions: 290 x 249 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-84822-056-0
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960 > Surrealism & Dada
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists > General
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LSN: 1-84822-056-1
Barcode: 9781848220560

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