Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde
Artist(s): Leonora Carrington
Author(s): Catriona McAra & Jonathan P. Eburne
Year published: 2017
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publisher Location: Manchester
Total Pages: 280
Illustrations: 8 colour illustrations and 91 B&W illustrations
Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was an English surrealist artist and writer who emigrated to Mexico after the Second World War. As the first comprehensive examination of Carrington’s writing and art, this volume approaches her as a major international figure in modern and contemporary art, literature and thought. It offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the intellectual, literary and artistic currents that animate her contribution to experimental art movements throughout the Western Hemisphere, including surrealism and magical realism.
In addition to a substantive editorial introduction, the book contains nine chapters from scholars of modern literature and art, each focusing on a major feature in Carrington’s career. It also features a visual essay drawn from the 2015 Tate Liverpool exhibition Leonora Carrington: Transgressing Discipline, and two experimental essays by the novelist Chloe Aridjis and the scholar Gabriel Weisz, Carrington’s son. This collection offers a resource for students, researchers and readers interested in Carrington’s works, and contributes to her continued rise in global recognition.