The Surrealist Life of Leonora Carrington

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There appears to be a major problem with the story of Leonora Carrington’s life (1917–2011): it hasn’t been told enough. This may be because, as in the case of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Carrington is often overshadowed by the male Surrealist artists with whom she associated herself – especially her lover Max Ernst – or it may be because our understanding and appreciation of her genius is still in its infancy. Either way, Carrington’s art and writings, and the tumultuous life they are inextricably linked to, have not received the attention they deserve.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationAustralian Book Review
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Leonora Carrington
  • Surrealism
  • Feminism

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