The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunday Walk

Caminata de Domingo 1999 de Leonora Carrington
Sunday Walk (painting) by Leonora Carrington 1999.

Leonora Carrington, one of Britain's finest - and neglected – surrealists.
Her importance, lies partly in that she - along with artists such as Leonor Fini and Remedios Varo - opened up a new, and more female, strand of surrealism: in Mexico, Leonora and Varo dabbled in alchemy and the occult, and the work of both was rooted for a time in the magical and domestic elements of women's lives. "One of the extraordinary aspects of Leonora's work is how she draws on so many different inspirations, from the Celtic legends she learned from her nanny, through the constraints of her upper-class upbringing, to the surrealism of Paris in the 1930s - and then to the magic of Mexico," "Her work is evocative of so many things, and it's enormously complex: she hasn't had a massive output because her technique is so meticulous and the work so detailed. She certainly wasn't a Picasso who could churn out several pictures a day; her work would take many months, even years."


New York City and Washington series continue in Sketches of Cities.

Gracias por su visita. / Thanks for visiting, please be sure that I read each and every one of your kind comments and I appreciate them all. Stay tune.


brattcat said...

Terrific capture...I just heard the Paul Winter Consort perform this piece playing in the background about a month ago. Very good pairing with the photograph!

B SQUARED said...

Wonderful find.

Anonymous said...

la carita de ese perrito es muuy expresiva.. que barbaridad!


Dsole said...

cuántisimo tiempo! qué tal va todo? ya veo que sigues en la brecha, eso me hace feliz :)
Una toma muy interesante, enhorabuena y gracias!

joo said...

It's terrific shot and I do love the painting!

Dharmasu said...

Hi, Check out the trailer of my documentary titled "Artistas: the Maiden, Mother, and Crone," which features Leonora!

Sue May