Leonora Carrington: Revelation
(CARRINGTON, LEONORA). Text by Carlos Martín, Stefan van Raay, Tere Arcq, Naja Rasmussen.. RM/FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE. 8.75 x 10.25 in. / 312 pgs . New.
The first overview in a decade of the dazzling Surrealist universe of Leonora Carrington—artist, author, occultist, feminist.
In recent years, the art and fiction of Surrealist painter and author Leonora Carrington have received much mainstream recognition, but—until now—there has been no authoritative overview of her work. Divided into 10 sections, Revelation introduces Carrington’s singular artistic universe, displaying an extensive array of her wide-ranging creations (including paintings, drawings and tapestries) and fusing a chronological narrative of her life with a study of the most prominent themes in her work—from her training and early influences in England and Florence to her contact with the Surrealists in Paris, through her time in Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche, her traumatic experiences in Spain, her immigration to New York and her new homeland in Mexico. Punctuating the reproductions are archival materials, book excerpts and documentary photographs. Inventory Number: I00230805