Leonora Carrington – Crow Soup
Dimensions: 24 x 32″ unframed / 18.5 x 24.25″ plate
Medium: color lithograph
“I didn’t have time to be anyone’s muse…I was too busy rebelling against my family and learning to be an artist.”
Amid the machismo of Surrealism, Leonora Carrington painted dreamlike scenes that made space for feminine rhetoric within the movement. The artist created her first Surrealist works amid the fervor and angst of interwar Europe. She fled the continent during World War II and settled in Mexico City, helping build a vibrant artistic community and allowing her practice to blossom—she incorporated regional myths and Catholic imagery into her visions of a fantastical, matriarchal universe. Carrington exhibited extensively during her lifetime in cities such as Mexico City, New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris, and San Francisco. Her work belongs in the collections of institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and the Tate. In addition to her paintings, Carrington was well known for her sculptures and works of fiction.