February 2016 - Guanajuato Mexico
When we were in Guanajuato we saw many sculptures around town done by Lenora Carrington.
Leonora Carrington established herself as both a key figure in the Surrealist movement and an artist of remarkable individuality. Her biography is colorful, including a romance with the older artist Max Ernst, an escape from the Nazis during World War II, mental illness, and expatriate life in Mexico. In her art, her dreamlike, often highly detailed compositions of fantastical creatures in otherworldly settings are based on an intensely personal symbolism. The artist herself preferred not to explain this private visual language to others. However, themes of metamorphosis and magic, as well as frequent whimsy, have given her art an enduring appeal.
Inventora del Atol or Inventor of Atol. Atol is a traditional cornstarch-based Central American hot drink.
Cato or Cat
You can get a glimpse the statue of Diego Rivera behind the cat.
The Ship of Craner
Insecto or Insect.
"I didn't have time to be anyone's muse... I was too busy rebelling against my family and learning to be an artist."
Make My Saturday Sweet
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