Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Remedios Varo - El Paraíso de los Gatos


















Varo Registry:

Remedios Varo (1908-1963) was born in Spain and educated in Spanish convent schools. Her father was a hydraulic engineer, which had a recurring influence in her work. Her artistic training was strict and academic, from which she fled into Barcelona's bohemian artistic circle. She was married to the poet Benjamin Peret, and her widower, publisher Walter Gruen. She moved to Paris where she became involved within the Surrealist movement. Forced into exile by the Nazis, she settled in Mexico City where her numerous retrospectives have drawn record crowds.

Nice selection of her work on alienchildren

2 comments:

flyoungstudio said...

Happened to see this headline on Savannah Current...Remedios is one of my most favorite artists, and she is so often overlooked...thanks for posting!

John M. said...

greetings, flyoungstudio

Nice to have some locals(?) stopping by. (I have more readers in Mongolia than I do in Savannah!)

Her work is amazing. I'm very happy to have found it.