The invisible painting: My memoir of Leonora Carrington

The invisible painting: My memoir of Leonora Carrington
Library Shelf Location 18.CARR
Publication Date 21 May 2021

Since her death in 2011, the legendary Surrealist Leonora Carrington has been reconstructed and reinvented many times over. In this book, Gabriel Weisz Carrington draws on remembered conversations and events to demythologise his mother, revealing the woman and the artist behind the iconic persona. He travels between Leonoras native England and adopted homeland of Mexico, making stops in New York and Paris and meeting some of the remarkable figures she associated with, from Max Ernst and André Breton to Remedios Varo and Alejandro Jodorowsky. At the same time, he strives to depict a complex and very real Surrealist creator, exploring Leonora not simply in relation to her romantic partners or social milieus but as the artist she always was. A textured portrait emerges from conversations, memories, stories and Leonoras engagement with the books that she read. Using the act of writing to process and understand the death of his mother, the author has produced a moving and fascinating account of life, art, love and loss.

ISBN 9781526153937
Quantity 1
Pages 152
Author Gabriel Weisz Carrington
Format Hardback
Publisher Manchester University Press
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Surrealism, Memoir
Language English

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