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

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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."

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

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ready to Jump


Sculpture Exhibition Nuevo Leon St. Condesa

“You may not believe in magic but something very strange is happening at this very moment. Your head has dissolved into thin air and I can see the rhododendrons through your stomach. It's not that you are dead or anything dramatic like that, it is simply that you are fading away and I can't even remember your name.”
― LeonoraCarringtonThe Hearing Trumpet

“Anyway, Art [making] is a magic which makes the hours melt away and even days dissolve into seconds, isn't that so, dear lady?”
― Leonora CarringtonThe Seventh Horse And Other Tales

“I often feel I am being burned at the stake just because I have always refused to give up that wonderful strange power I have inside me that becomes manifested when I am in harmonious communication with some other inspired being.” 
― Leonora CarringtonThe Hearing Trumpet


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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Leonora Carrington I


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From her exhibition on Paseo de la Reforma Ave:
Mariposa Mantarraya / Butterfly Manta ray. Bronze 2007 by 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."


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Monday, February 18, 2008

Leonora Carrington in Mexico City III



Cobra Cabra - Vista posterior - / Cobra Goat - Back -



Cobra Cabra - Frente - / Cobra Goat - Front -

From the exhibit on Paseo de la Reforma (Main street). Sculptures and paintings.

See other posts of Leonora Carrington, one of the greatest surrealistic painter and sculptor of our time.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Leonora Carrington in Mexico City I


Fisher King


Sinfonia Q / Q Symphony

An exhibit on Paseo de la Reforma (Main street): Leonora Carrington in Mexico City [ Sculptures and Paintings ] .

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Leonora Carrington


Two works by the greatest surrealistic painter & sculptor, Leonora Carrington: Crocodile Fountain and the bench "There's no place anymore" [Ya no hay lugar].

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Imagenes

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Tepozteco (The Sacred Valley of Tepoztlan, near Mexico City)

A warrior chooses a path with heart, any path with heart, and follows it; and then he rejoices and laughs. He knows because he sees that his life will be over altogether too soon. He sees that nothing is more important than anything else.

Man has a dark side. It's called stupidity. In the same measure that ritual forced the average man to construct huge churches that were monuments to self-importance, ritual also forced sorcerers to construct edifices of morbidity and obsession. As a result, it is the duty of every nagual to guide awareness so it will fly toward the abstract, free of liens and mortgages.
~Carlos Castaneda.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Leonora Carrington IV


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Horno de Simon Magus / Simon Magus Oven. Bronze 2007. From her exhibition on Paseo de la Reforma Ave.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Leonora Carrington III


"Entonces vimos a la hija del Minotauro" / "And Then, We Saw The Daughter of The Minotaur" Oleo / Oil 1953 from her exhibition on Paseo de la Reforma Ave. (Main Street)
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur (Greek: Μῑνώταυρος, Mīnṓtauros) was a creature that was part man and part bull. It dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction built for King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus who were ordered to build it to hold the Minotaur. The historical site of Knossos is usually identified as the site of the labyrinth. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus.
"Minotaur" is Greek for "Bull of Minos." The bull was known in Crete as Asterion, a name shared with Minos's foster father.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Leonora Carrington II


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La Madre de los Lobos / The Mother of The Wolves. Bronze 2007, from her exhibition on Paseo de la Reforma Ave.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Leonora Carrington in Mexico City IV


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El Mundo Magico de los Mayas / The Magic World of The Mayas (1963)

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Leonora Carrington in Mexico City II


Caminata de Domingo / Sunday Walk


Azuza Cuervos / Crows Inciter

From the exhibit on Paseo de la Reforma (Main Street). Sculptures and paintings.

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Dialogo de bancas / Benches Dialogue

Ya no hay lugar / There's no place anymore by the greatest Surrealistic sculptor, Leonora Carrington.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Dialogo de bancas / Dialogue of the bench


Part 2.- Clockwise: Silence share weave by Hersúa. Obeliscoves by Vicente Rojo. Nest by Hector Esrawe. There's no place anymore by Leonora Carrington, in the background, by the same artist, her work Crocodile Fountain. Posted by Picasa