The Invisible Painting: My Memoir of Leonora Carrington (Hardcover)

The Invisible Painting: My Memoir of Leonora Carrington By Gabriel Weisz Carrington, Jonathan P. Eburne (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Since her death in 2011, the legendary Surrealist Leonora Carrington has been reconstructed and reinvented many times over. In this book, Gabriel Weisz Carrington draws on remembered conversations and events to demythologise his mother, revealing the woman and the artist behind the iconic persona.

He travels between Leonora's native England and adopted homeland of Mexico, making stops in New York and Paris and meeting some of the remarkable figures she associated with, from Max Ernst and Andr Breton to Remedios Varo and Alejandro Jodorowsky. At the same time, he strives to depict a complex and very real Surrealist creator, exploring Leonora not simply in relation to her romantic partners or social milieus but as the artist she always was.

A textured portrait emerges from conversations, memories, stories and Leonora's engagement with the books that she read.

About the Author

Gabriel Weisz Carrington was born in Mexico in 1946 to the painter Leonora Carrington and the photographer Emeric Weisz, better known as Chiki. His unofficial godmothers are the painters Remedios Varo and Alice Rahon. He teaches classes in literature and theatre at UNAM.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781526153937
ISBN-10: 1526153939
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: May 21st, 2021
Pages: 152
Language: English