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Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy And…

Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy And Art

by Susan L. Aberth

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A nicely written biography of Carrington with a nice sampling of her work with extensive analyses of selected works. If you like surrealism, then this a great read. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
Beautiful and plentiful reproductions, with informative-enough accompanying text. The latter is without art, however, as unremarkable and shallow as the average undergrad's final paper in a course on women's art. It wasn't terrible writing but, in the end, it would have been preferable to read a stale encyclopedic entry of the same length than to be drowned in all the unsubstantiated assumptions Aberth weakly makes here. Definitely worthwhile for the prints and the simple facts about Carrington's life that are rather hard to come by in English language coverage (she's quite popular in Mexico). ( )
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Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art provides a fascinating overview of this intriguing artist's rich body of work. The author considers Carrington's precoccupation with alchemy and the occult, and explores the influence of indigenous Mexican culture and beliefs on her production.… (more)

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