Amongst the countless images of religious figures, stories, ideas and themes, one in particular is the basis of this post: The Temptation of Saint Anthony. To precis: St Anthony was born around 251 in Egypt. A Christian monk, who it is believed was one of the first to go into the wilderness. His story is … Continue reading Temptation of the surreal
The answer to this is "Of course not! Are you mad?" The Paris Review had this article to share and it has a lovely sense of Leonora's own writing style about it. The images are fabulous as well. Eggs and Horses and Dreams Sadly, this is in New York only until the end of the … Continue reading Can we ever be tired of Leonora Carrington?
Another excellent article about Leonora! https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-leonora-carrington-brought-wild-feminist-intensity-surrealist-painting
When we consider ‘escape’ as a concept, the definition that it is to “break free from confinement or control” is usually associated with the desire to leave a situation; to move into a world more suited to our needs or our personality. Art and literature are full of examples of “escape” and all begin with … Continue reading Entrapment and escape in the works of Leonora Carrington
https://www.clashmusic.com/news/orchestral-manoeuvres-in-the-dark-share-mind-boggling-new-video Anyone reading this blog will know that I am a little bit in love with Leonora Carrington and her painting and writings. Chloe Aridjis, author and curator, turned her hand to a docudrama entitled FemaleHumanAnimal, in reference to the anthropomorphic, mythical creatures that populate her paintings and fill her stories. The end titles has … Continue reading Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Share Mind-Boggling New Video | News | Clash Magazine
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2018/jul/24/why-taking-it-slow-in-an-art-gallery-could-change-your-life This is a really interesting read as I went to Hepworth Wakefield today for Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain and did just that: slowly looked. I was thrilled to discover my girl crush, Leonora Carrington there with 'Pastoral' from 1950 and I just looked. In dappled sunlight, the stream flowed, the reeds and … Continue reading Why taking it slow in an art gallery could change your life | Art and design | The Guardian
Yes, strange title but an exciting prospect of a film inspired by the work of Leonora Carrington. http://film.britishcouncil.org/female-human-animal The soundtrack is a bit special too!
Spent a day at the two parts of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. Gallery Two wasn't to my liking but the permanent collection over in Gallery One is superb and I'm bound to have a post about that soon. However, this trip had been made to go and see this exhibition which … Continue reading Surreal Encounters at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Thought it would be apt to post this snap from last week - having spent the morning with Dali, I went to La Pedrera and took Leonora along for the ride! Brilliant novel and totally recommend it!
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/06/artist-leonara-carrington-commemorated-with-google-doodle And she has her own Google Doodle!
Leonora Carrington is a fascinating creature in so many ways - when reading her story, she is a woman out of time. Not willing to conform, Leonora's early life was beset with problems but through it all, her art was the one constant that drove her to break free from the shackles that society was … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the girls 2: Leonora Carrington