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Author: Leonora Carrington
Co-published with Fundación MAPFRE
Designer: Paco Rocha
Text: Carlos Martín, Stefan van Raay, Tere Arcq, Naja Rasmussen
Dimensions: 22,5 x 26 cm /8.8 x 10.2 inch
Publication date: 2023
Category: Visual Arts, Collections
Revelation serves as the catalogue for the first retrospective in Spain dedicated to Leonora Carrington (Clayton-le-Woods, United Kingdom, 1917-Mexico City, 2011). A versatile and eclectic artist, continually in search of new forms of expression, she is a key figure in forming a more complete picture of 20th-century art.
Ahead of her time in her concern for ecology and women’s rights, the Anglo-Mexican artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011), a key figure of the 20th century Surrealist movement, draws us into a world full of awe and wonder where magic and protest are embedded into every detail.
Rebelling against convention, authority and her own heritage, Carrington created fascinating stories of transformation. Her work brims with artistic experiments, occult absurdities and a dark, ironic humour that broadens our understanding of the world. From her alchemical cooking and surrealist writings to her fantastical paintings and drawings “crafted” with ingredients such as a severe feminist critique of oppressive power and a loving care for nature and all its living creatures.