How Doth the Little Crocodile by Leonora Carrington

How Doth the Little Crocodile by Leonora Carrington
How Doth the Little Crocodile by Leonora Carrington
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It is very curious to realize that in a country like Mexico three women who are three great artists of the 20th century have met, and were even very good friends, and true exponents that the feminine creation has some defining and different features. Those three women were the Spanish exile Remedios Varo, the most famous of all Frida Kahlo, and the artist we are dealing with here, Leonora Carrington.

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How Doth the Little Crocodile by Leonora Carrington

The Englishwoman Leonora Carrington (1917 – 2011) is described as a surrealist painter, something that she was from the beginning closely linked to one of the maximum representatives of this artistic trend, like his teacher and lover Max Ernst author of works as famous as The Pleiades.

she From those beginnings she rubbed shoulders with the most important European artists, but she soon decided to travel, and the fact is that in 1943 she metEdward James, the patron and creator of the impressive Surrealist Garden in Mexico. Country in which she was going to reside for decades, becoming a national of that country

she Also there she performed her great deeds. Some creations where she unites religion, the ideas ofpsychiatrist Jung, dreams, terror and the supernatural. And where there are elements that are constantly repeated, until they form a very particular iconography, as is the case of thecrocodiles that we see here represented both in a painting and in a sculpture that remains exposed in the streets of Mexico City.

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The crocodile now in sculpture by Leonora Carrington

And the fact is that Leonora Carrington's production encompasses various disciplines, including painting and sculpture, but also literature. Some writings where the same icons are still maintained as in her plastic works. All this is the result of an overflowing imagination, but also with the part of her disorder, since the artist suffered several episodes of mental illness, especially when she was young, when she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. An episode that she always confessed had deeply marked her.

In short, that Leonora Carrington for her particular universe of images, for her radical surrealist art maintained throughout her production, and for her long life surrounded by great artists at a side and the other of the Atlantic Ocean, is a woman whose work is worth knowing and mentioning here.

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