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The Resource Leonora Carrington : surrealism, alchemy and art, Susan L. Aberth

Leonora Carrington : surrealism, alchemy and art, Susan L. Aberth

Label
Leonora Carrington : surrealism, alchemy and art
Title
Leonora Carrington
Title remainder
surrealism, alchemy and art
Statement of responsibility
Susan L. Aberth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first book in English to survey the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (born 1917). 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 an overview of this 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aberth, Susan L
Dewey number
759.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6797.C375
LC item number
A23 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carrington, Leonora
  • Carrington, Leonora
  • Carrington, Leonora
  • Carrington, Leonora
  • Surrealism
  • Magic in art
  • Mexico
  • Magic in art
  • Surrealism
  • Mexico
Label
Leonora Carrington : surrealism, alchemy and art, Susan L. Aberth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Aldershot: Lund Humphries, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The magical art of painting -- The reluctant débutante -- Ernst, surrealism and the femme sorcière -- Heaven and hell: wartime experiences -- The alchemical kitchen: domestic space as sacred space -- Esoteric interests -- Jezzamathatics or introduction to the wonderful process of painting by Leonora Carrington
Control code
ocn502423039
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781848220560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)502423039
Label
Leonora Carrington : surrealism, alchemy and art, Susan L. Aberth
Publication
Note
Originally published: Aldershot: Lund Humphries, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The magical art of painting -- The reluctant débutante -- Ernst, surrealism and the femme sorcière -- Heaven and hell: wartime experiences -- The alchemical kitchen: domestic space as sacred space -- Esoteric interests -- Jezzamathatics or introduction to the wonderful process of painting by Leonora Carrington
Control code
ocn502423039
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781848220560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)502423039

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