Leonora Carrington

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Tarot cards reveal hidden thoughts of surrealist genius Leonora Carrington
Recognition came late for the pioneering British-Mexican artist and feminist, and now the emergence of a private collection has given her work new meaning

Peter Beaumont

26, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Maeve Gilmore’s art: out from the shadows | Editorial
Editorial: Cliches about the toll of domesticity on creativity undermine the achievements of this brilliant woman – and others like her


15, May, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Surreal: art’s weirdest worldview bounces back a century after its birth
Literary and artistic movement enjoying another golden age, with international events and exhibitions

Kim Willsher in Paris

07, Mar, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Is that a surrealist masterpiece by the draining board? Inside Leonora Carrington’s sculpture-filled home
The great British artist’s home in Mexico has been turned into a wonderful museum, full of her sculptures, books, diaries and unsmoked cigarettes. Our writer, Carrington’s cousin, takes an emotional tour

Joanna Moorhead

31, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Roma sets the scene: the magical Mexico City district behind the film
Alfonso Cuarón’s award-winning movie takes place in a gritty, colourful barrio that has retained its stylish eclecticism

Joanna Moorhead

17, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Female Human Animal review – a date with Leonora Carrington
This sui generis docu-portrait offers a behind the scenes look at the art world, as novelist Chloe Aridjis curates a retrospective of the surrealist

Cath Clarke

03, Oct, 2018 @3:28 PM

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About Leo review – vivid portrait of a painter who reframed art
This profound and beautiful study of surrealist Leonora Carrington, once the partner of Max Ernst, ingeniously contrasts scenes from her early and late career

Arifa Akbar

09, Sep, 2018 @2:14 PM

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This week’s best radio: the woman who ran away to Mexico
The remarkable life of the artist Leonora Carrington is the subject of Radio 4’s book of the week. Plus: the faces of the Sgt Pepper artwork discuss the album

David Hepworth

03, Jun, 2017 @10:00 AM

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The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead review – an artist biography with an authentic touch
The painter and writer’s cousin provides a uniquely personal insight into an enigmatic wild child

Vanessa Thorpe

09, Apr, 2017 @7:00 AM

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From high society to surrealism: in praise of Leonora Carrington – 100 years on
With her paintings and tales based on dreams, animals and the occult, Carrington was an uncanny original. Marina Warner salutes the artist on her centenerary

Marina Warner

06, Apr, 2017 @9:02 AM

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The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead – review
One of several books published to mark the centenary of the artist and writer, this biography is also a spirited family memoir

Paul Laity

05, Apr, 2017 @6:30 AM

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My ‘wild child’ cousin, the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington
Throughout her childhood, Joanna Moorhead never heard a good word from her family about her cousin. When she went to Mexico she found out why she had abandoned them 60 years ealier

Joanna Moorhead

25, Mar, 2017 @6:30 AM

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