Thursday, May 26, 2011

The late surrealist artist Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington
Leonora Carrington died late last Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Mexico City according to Reuters, she was 94.

You might remember the surrealist painter and sculptor from her famous affair with the German artist Max Ernest.

From London she then eloped to France with Ernest.

When France was invaded by the Nazi's during World War II they arrested Ernest for his art.

Carrington fled to Spain where she was put into an asylum for a mental breakdown.

To escape again she married a Mexican diplomat and moved to Mexico, where she eventually died last night.

She was the last of the surrealists and a friend to other famous surrealists like Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, and Andre Breton.

Here is some of Leonora Carrington's art.


photo: Pedro Vit

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