Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, Ana Mendieta, Francesca Woodman, Leonor Fini and other surrealists

Link pages by artist includes links to pictures, bios, articles, etc.

Leonora Carrington: links Remedios Varo: links Ana Mendieta: links and bibliography Leonora Carrington: bibliography Remedios Varo: bibliography Francesca Woodman: links and bibliography Leonor Fini: links, aticles and books Other Surrealist artists and surrealist links

When I discovered Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo a few years back, I was amazed by their work. While linked with the surrealists, their work encompass a spiritual dimension beyond the subconscious/unconscious/dream,infusing mundane reality with magic. Often social satire of modern foibles leak through. Their humor bubbles up in many works. Their journey from the Old World to the New, from England/Spain/France to Mexico/US introduced them to a wide repertoire of legends, symbols, icons that they've woven into a new tapestry. These two are among the few artists whose work truly crosses cultural boundaries.

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Miami Art Museum, Florida
Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance 1972-85
October 2, 2005 - January 15, 2006

"This comprehensive exhibition examines the brief yet prolific career of Ana Mendieta, and includes more than 100 works from numerous public and private collections in the United States, Europe and Latin America."

County Hall Gallery: Dali Universe
ongoing

A retrospective of Salvador Dalí, the greatest surrealist, self-publicist and creative genius of the twentieth century with more than 500 works, including the largest collection of Dalí sculptures dating from 1935-1984, his drawings, lithographs, gold and glass objects and a Dalí-inspired furniture collection. The retrospective is divided into three themed areas. They are "Sensuality and Femininity", "Religion and Mythology" and "Dreams and Fantasy".

Past 2005 Exhibitions

Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance 1972­1985
February 24 ‹ May 22, 2005

The work of critically-acclaimed artist Ana Mendieta (1948‹1985) has come full circle with the Des Moines Art Center¹s presentation of the most comprehensive survey to date of over 100 works by Mendieta­an American artist born in Cuba whose most formative years were spent studying at the University of Iowa in the 1970s.

The Phillips Collection, Washington DC:
Calder Miro
October 9, 2004 - January 23, 2005

A new exhibition of mobile sculptures of Alexander Calder (1898-1976) and the poem paintings of Joan Miró (1893-1983) highlights the visual dialogue between two of the most colorful personalities and unusual artistic innovators of the 20th century.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Florida
Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance 1972-85
October 14, 2004 - January 2, 2005

"This major traveling survey is a comprehensive consideration of the Cuban-born artist Ana Mendieta¹s career between 1972 and 1985. Mendieta (b. 1948 ­ d. U.S., 1985) is celebrated for using her own body to explore issues of gender and identity, and her work has significantly influenced subsequent generations of artists."

Past 2004 Exhibitions

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance 1972 - 1985
July 1 ­ September 19, 2004

Ana Mendieta¹s exploration of the female body and its social and political implications through performances, sculptures, and ³actions² has had a lasting impact on contemporary art. This show, a survey of fifteen years of the exiled Cuban artist¹s career, includes the well-known Silueta Series, made in Iowa and Mexico from 1973 to 1980, as well as Mendieta¹s sculptures and installations of the early 1980s. The exhibition will also travel to the Des Moines Art Center from February 25 through May 22, 2005; and the Miami Art Museum from October 7, 2005 through January 15, 2006.

CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain
Screening: Destino
Feb 6-17, March 4-7, 2004

In 1946, Walt Disney commission from Dali an animated 6-minute short based on the song Destino, by Mexican artist Armando Domínguez. The film was to combine ballet and animation, and was meant to form part of a feature length film of short stories. But in the end, the project failed. The hundred scenes, drawings and paintings made personally by Dalí have remained hidden over more than half a century. Now, Roy Disney, grandson of Walt Disney, and producer Baker Bloodworth (Dinosaur) have produced the short film following the artists' instructions and preparatory sketches. the film has received an Oscar nomination in the short animated film category. Destino, which has not yet been shown in any Spanish city, will have its Spanish premier at CaixaForum with the opening of Dalí. Mass culture. The town had a lot of other Dali events that month as well.

Bergen Art Museum, Bergen, Norway
Anxiety and Desire. Surrealism in Scandinavia 1930-1950
Feb - March21, 2004

Scandinavian Surrealism blended with Abstract art, Expressionism and other Avant-garde trends of the time, producing a condensed example of modern art, which lived and gave impulses to the later styles by touching several aesthetic programs at the same time. A well prepared catalogue accompanies the show. It includes a comparative table of the Surrealist art events in Europe, whole of Scandinavia and specifically Norway.

Musee Luxembourg, Belgium
Moi! Autoportraits DU XXe Siecle
March 31 - July 25, 2004

Self portraits include Max Ernst, Frida Kahlo, Miro and others.

Falmouth Art Gallery
The Surrealists on Holiday
June 19, 2004 - September 4, 2004

Then moves to St Barbe Museum, Lymington, England, December 11, 2004 and February 12, 2005.

This summer, Falmouth Art Gallery recreates this unique event in The Surrealists on Holiday, a major new exhibition that opens on 19 June. It promises a fresh insight into the social and artistic world of Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, and features a collection of their previously unpublished photographs of some of the leading lights of the Surrealist movement, including Max Ernst, Man Ray, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington and Paul Eluard. Alongside will be works by each of these artists. ... It was while researching a biography of his mother Lee Miller that Antony Penrose discovered the extraordinary photographs taken by her and Roland on that holiday to Cornwall. Carrington's father had instigated a warrant for Man Ray's arrest so the group escaped to Penrose's brother's house in Cornwall.

S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Australian Surrealism: The Agapitos/Wilson Collection
June 19 - August 8, 2004

Surrealism was one of the most dynamic and diverse art movements of the twentieth century. Employing dream imagery, poetry and precarious juxtapositions, Australian artists in the 1930s and early 1940s responded to European Surrealists like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, producing distinctive results. Many of Australia¹s best known artists of the period embraced the movement and are represented in this major exhibition: James Gleeson, James Cant, Russell Drysdale, Jeffrey Smart, Max Dupain, Adrian Feint, Ivor Francis, Donald Friend, Robert Klippel, Joy Hester, Dusan Marek, Sidney Nolan, Douglas Roberts, Peter Purves Smith, Eric Thake and Albert Tucker.
Will travel to QUT Art Museum, Brisbane Aug 27-Nov 7, 2004; New England Regional Art Museum Nov 26, 2004- Feb 6, 2005; Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery Feb 25 - May 8, 2005

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City:
Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection
May 18, 2004 - June 26, 2005

This exhibition is a celebration and acknowledgment of the recent gift to the Metropolitan Museum of more than 100 works from The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation. Pierre Matisse (1900­1989), a prominent art dealer in New York, was the younger son of the French painter Henri Matisse (1869­1954). While a major component is Matisse, the collection includes 14 other artists including Leonora Carrington, Magritte, Miro and Tanguy

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
Ink: Contemporary Prints from Graphicstudio
July 3 - October 3, 2004

The exhibition features prints made with traditional and innovative printing process created at Graphicstudio by world-renowned artists such as Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, James Rosenquist, and Leonora Carrington.

Morohashi Museum of Modern Art,, Yama-Gun, Fukushima-Ken< Japan
Another side of Dali
July 4 - November 30, 2004

Part of a centennial celebration of Dali. The second of three exhibitions over the year on Dali.

Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
Meret Oppenheim
September 4- October 31, 2004

Moderna Museet is showing Meret Oppenheim with a selection of works - drawings, objects and paintings - from public and private collections in Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and France. This is a smaller retrospective focusing on a few facets of a complex and central artist with an intricate relationship to modernism that goes far beyond the museum's most famous piece, Ma Gouvernante.

Past 2003 Exhibitions

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley:
Lost Identities: Surrealist Works of Jo Owens Murray and Clifford Lamoree
June 27 - August 31, 2003

The Lost Identities exhibition highlights two distinct tendencies in Surrealism: haunting sculptural assemblages, as exemplified by Owens Murray¹s beaded and bejeweled sculptures, and meticulously realistic paintings of incongruent subjects, as seen in Lamoree¹s work.

Art Gallery of South Australia : Australian Surrealism: The Agapitos/Wilson Collection
July 25 - October 12, 2003

Surrealism was one of the most dynamic and diverse art movements of the twentieth century. Employing dream imagery, poetry and precarious juxtapositions, Australian artists in the 1930s and early 1940s responded to European Surrealists like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, producing distinctive results. Many of Australia¹s best known artists of the period embraced the movement and are represented in this major exhibition: James Gleeson, James Cant, Russell Drysdale, Jeffrey Smart, Max Dupain, Adrian Feint, Ivor Francis, Donald Friend, Robert Klippel, Joy Hester, Dusan Marek, Sidney Nolan, Douglas Roberts, Peter Purves Smith, Eric Thake and Albert Tucker.

AnamorFose: Tatouage, sources of Surrealist photography
September 20,2003 - October 19, 2003

Brings together a series of photographs fusing the two main themes, the photographical surface and involuntary photographs, to a whole and linking them with modern photography:

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center: Brave Destiny
September 20 - November 2, 2003

The world's largest show of living artists working today in Surrealism, Surreal/Conceptual, Visionary, Fantastic, Symbolism, Magic Realism, the Vienna School, Neuve Invention, Outsider, Naive, the Macabre, Grotesque and Singulier Art, including: Professor Ernst Fuchs, founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism in the 1940s; H.R. Giger, one of the world's foremost artists of Fantastic Realism and Academy Award winner for the designs of the title character and its otherworldly environment in the film Alien; and many other renowned artists.

The Phillips Collection:
Surrealism and Modernism from the Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
October 4, 2003-January 18, 2004

A. Everett "Chick" Austin, Jr., ...wanted to introduce his audience to modern ideas in a variety of ways. He organized lectures by contemporary artists, as well as film screenings of avantgarde films, showing the unsettling Salvador Dalí/Luis Buñuel surrealist film Un Chien Andalou in 1934 as part of a Dalí evening that included the Spanish painter's lecture on surrealism. .. During Austin's tenure, the Wadsworth held the first exhibition of surrealism in America (1931), the first major Picasso retrospective in America (1934), and one of the first exhibitions on pure abstraction (1935). It exhibited the young American modernists in the 1930s ...Featuring nearly sixty paintings, collages, and sculptures by the most significant avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century, Surrealism and Modernism from the Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art represents an outstanding array of major artistic movements in the twentieth century.

Solomon Gallery: Naked Surrealism
October 30 - November 17, 2003

Ireland's first major Surrealist Exhibition with a mini retrospective of paintings by British artist Desmond Morris, one of the foremost exponents of Surrealism in Britain.

Sea Lion Studio: U.S.A. (SUR)Real Exhibition
November 1 - November 29, 2003

Exhibiting artists : Zazie (Austria), Pablo Weisz-Carrington (Mexico), Richard Dotson(USA), Bernard Dumaine (France), P.i.x.l.F.u.x.a (Germany), Lady Hannah Cadaver (Australia), Xtian (Australia), Andrew Torch (USA), James Sebor (USA), Willem den Broeder (Netherlands), Helmut Goede (Denmark), Tibor Kovacs-egri (Hungary), Richard Burke (USA) , Craig Blair (USA)

Kresge Art Museum: Surrealist Drawings from the Drukier Collection
November 1 - December 19, 2003

The exhibition will include works by Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Andre Breton, Jean Arp, Rene Magritte, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Roberto Matta, Yves Tanguy and many others. It will also include postcards, books and several examples of Exquisite Corpse, a favorite surrealist game.

Past 2002 Exhibitions

Weinstein: Leonor Fini and women surrealist contemporaries
January 2002.

San Francisco, CA. Featured on the third floor: Leonor Fini's artwork and her contemporaries: Stella Snead, Anne Bachelier, Leonora Carrington Oil paintings, water colors, lithographs, mixed media and pen and ink. Fini's work is an intriguing kaleidescope of feminine sensuality, erotic awareness, whimsy and humor. In many of her paintings her use of a pastel palette is deceptive. Her work is often layered with sexual nuance or social commentary contradicting an almost dreamy sweetness. While her work is known in Europe, it is rare to find it in the U.S.

Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery:
Life Is But A Dream: Surrealist Prints From the Permanent Collections
Jan. 8-March 17, 2002

New York. The purpose of Surrealism, according to its founder and chief spokesman, Andre Breton, was, “to resolve the previously contradictory condition of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality.” In New York, European and American artists met at the studio of Stanley William Hayter, a British printmaker who is today considered one of the most influential modern printmakers. Among other Surrealist emigrants represented in the exhibition are Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteauand Max Ernst. Seven lithographs and one etching by Dorothea Tanning acquaint viewers with this under-recognized American member of the Surrealist movement.

Hayward Gallery: London: Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation
January 17 - April 4, 2002

McMullen Museum of Art: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts:
Andre Masson Inside/Outside Surrealism
Works from the Gotlieb Collection
January 28 - April 28, 2002

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York . Surrealism: Desire Unbound
February 6, 2002-May 12, 2002

A historical examination of surrealism's engagement with the subject of desire, this exhibition will include many of the iconic works associated with surrealism and will include
works by less well known artists, including Hans Bellmer, Claude Cahun, Maria, Jindrich Styrsky, Dorothea Tanning, Toyen, and RemediosVaro. Art, film, photographs, and some rare and beautiful books produced by the surrealists in their celebration of love and desire, as well as a selection of manuscripts, letters and documentary photographs that show something of the personal contexts of the group's exploration of desire. This exhibition traveled from the Tate Modern Museum, London (September 20 - December 16, 2001).

de Young Museum: Dreaming with Open Eyes
February 2, 2002 - April 28, 2002.

San Francisco, CA. Dada and Surrealist Art from The Vera, Silvia, and Arturo Schwarz Collection in the Israel Museum. Approximately 200 provocative works document the raucous, convention-challenging, highly creative histories of two closely related movements in early 20th-century art: Dada and Surrealism.

Centre Pompidou: La Révolution Surréaliste
March 6, 2002 - June 24, 2002.

First major exhibition in France of Surrealist art in three decades. Takes up a whole floor and includes major icons like the lobster phone.

CFM Gallery: Leonor Fini & Salvador Dali ART of the BOOK

featuring Don Quichotte's Cervantes, La Fanfarlo's Baudelaire, Carmilla's Le Fanou, and Moise et Monothiesme's Freud.
April 5, 2002 - April 28, 2002
New York City.

Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten: An exhibition featuring JANE GRAVEROL (1905 - 1984) and RACHEL BAES (1912 - 1983)April 6th 2002 - June 23rd 2002

Antwerpen, Netherlands.Publications about surrealism mistakenly pay little if any attention to the paintings of Jane Graverol and Rachel Baes, two Belgian surrealists. Fifty works, executed between1940 and ca. 1975, attest to the bizarre imagination of both artists, while many letters, photographs and other personal documents evoke the lives of these two women. 

Haggerty Museum: Man Ray on Paper
25 April - July 2002.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Works on paper by Man Ray including the 1926 Revolving Doors portfolio are the subject of this exhibition which looks at the important contribution made by Man Ray to Surrealism and Abstraction. The Revolving Doors portfolio represents an important body of work, which reflects Man Ray's interest in color and abstraction. Also included in this exhibition will be the photogravure series L'Electricité along with other works by Man Ray.

Miami Art Museum: Matta in America: Paintings and Drawings of the 1940s
July 13 - October 20, 2002

Miami, Florida. This exhibition will focus on Chilean-born artist Roberto Sebastian Matta’s time in the United States from 1939–1948. During this decade, Matta developed some of the most unique and powerful works of his career, fusing surrealist practices of automatism with a wide-ranging approach to painting in which abstraction and figuration increasingly intertwined. He also helped forge important links between the European Surrealists in exile in the United States and a generation of younger American artists who would become known as abstract expressionists, with lasting consequences for the development of their work.

CFM Gallery: Summer Group Exhibition featuring Leonor Fini, Salvador Dali, Frederick Hart, Anne Bachelier, Michael Parkes, Felicien Rops, Steve Cieslawski, Ailene Fields, Massimo Rao, Mihal Swider, Jo-Ellen Trilling, Lorraine Vail, Daniel Victor, Lucio Bubacco, Manfred Wild.

June 7 - September 2, 2002
New York City.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: DALÍ IN FOCUS: GRADIVA
June 3 - September 29, 2002

Madrid, Spain. Gradiva, the subject of Wilhelm Jensen's novel of the same name fascinated Freud, Dalí, and the surrealists. This exhibition traces Dalí's extensive treatment of the theme, a kind of modern psychoanalytic parable. Organized by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Curated by William Jeffett. .

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Museum: Salvador Dali's Surrealist World
July 5 - September 1, 2002.

Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Museum of Contemporary Art: Matta in America: Paintings and Drawings of the 1940s
July 13–October 20, 2002

Chicago, Illinois. This exhibition will focus on Chilean-born artist Roberto Sebastian Matta’s time in the United States from 1939–1948. During this decade, Matta developed some of the most unique and powerful works of his career, fusing surrealist practices of automatism with a wide-ranging approach to painting in which abstraction and figuration increasingly intertwined. He also helped forge important links between the European Surrealists in exile in the United States and a generation of younger American artists who would become known as abstract expressionists, with lasting consequences for the development of their work.. It will open at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and travel to the Miami Art Museum prior to its presentation in Chicago.

Salvador Dali: DALÍ IN FOCUS: GRADIVA
November 2, 2002 - January 19, 2003

St. Petersburg, FL. Gradiva, the subject of Wilhelm Jensen's novel of the same name fascinated Freud, Dalí, and the surrealists. This exhibition traces Dalí's extensive treatment of the theme, a kind of modern psychoanalytic parable. Organized by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Curated by William Jeffett. . Located next to the University of South Florida Bayboro Campus at 1000 Third Street South, houses a comprehensive collection of the Spanish artist's works, Dating from 1914-80, Dali's paintings range from small impressionistic works to gigantic surrealistic montages. Sculptures and other objects illustrate Dali's artistic diversity.

Past 2001 Exhibitions

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Surrealism in Birmingham: 1935 - 1954
December 9, 2000 - March 11, 2001

This exhibition sets the achievements of the Birmingham surrealists in the wider context of British and French surrealism.

Galerie Lelong, New York City: Vito Acconci and Ana Mendieta: A Relationship Study 1969-1976
Thursday, January 18, 2001 - Saturday, March 3, 2001

James Cohan Gallery, New York City:The Big Id
Wednesday, February 21, 2001 - Saturday, March 24, 2001.


This group exhibition focuses on artists who explore the unconscious through personal iconography. Includes Francesca Woodman.

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland: Francesca Woodman
May 18 - 21 July 2001

News:May 22, 2001 Judge rules niece and not Walter Gruehn is sole inheritor of Varo's estate (paintings.)

Sotheby's, New York City:Latin American Sensations
May 25 until May 30, 2001. .


This auction focuses on Latin American artists including Carrington, Varo.

Palazzo delle Papesse, Center for Contemporary Art, Siena, Italy: Il Dono: Offerta, ospitalità, insidia


(THE GIFT : Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality)
June 3 - September 23, 2001. Among other artists includes Louise Bourgeois, Ana Mendieta, Man Ray.

Mid-Manhattan Library, Wednesday, July 25, 2001 @ 6:00 p.m. a slide/lecture


with art instructor Leyla Modirzadeh on Remedios Varo, Six Floor Conference Room, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016, s212.340.0944.

Sabine Knust Galerie & Edition, München, Germany: Vanitas Personae: an Exploration of the Self and Other Related Characters
August 12, 2000 - January 31, 2001 .

Among other artists includes Claude Cahun, Ana Mendieta, Cindy Sherman.

Tate Modern Museum, London: Surrealism: Desire Unbound
20 September - 16 December 2001.

A historical examination of surrealism's engagement with the subject of desire, this exhibition will include many of the iconic works associated with surrealism and will include
works by less well known artists, including Hans Bellmer, Claude Cahun, Maria, Jindrich Styrsky, Dorothea Tanning, Toyen, and RemediosVaro. Art, film, photographs, and some rare and beautiful books produced by the surrealists in their celebration of love and desire, as well as a selection of manuscripts, letters and documentary photographs that show something of the personal contexts of the group's exploration of desire. This exhibition will travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (February 6, 2002-May 12, 2002).

Museum of Contemporary Art: Matta in America: Paintings and Drawings of the 1940s
September 30, 2001 – January 6, 2002

. Los Angeles. This exhibition will focus on Chilean-born artist Roberto Sebastian Matta’s time in the United States from 1939–1948. During this decade, Matta developed some of the most unique and powerful works of his career, fusing surrealist practices of automatism with a wide-ranging approach to painting in which abstraction and figuration increasingly intertwined. He also helped forge important links between the European Surrealists in exile in the United States and a generation of younger American artists who would become known as abstract expressionists, with lasting consequences for the development of their work.

Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France: Paris - Barcelona: From Gaudi to Miró
11 October 2001 - 14 January 2002 .

The exhibition explores the artistic links between Paris and Barcelona from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Two symbolic dates have been chosen to limit its scope: 1888, the year of the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona, which marked the end of the modernisation of the city and coincided with the flowering of Catalan modernism and nationalism; and 1937, the year of the International Exhibition in Paris, where the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic, built by Josep Luis Sert, housed Picasso's Guernica.

The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas: Victor Braumer : Surrealist Hieroglyphs
October 12, 2001 - January 6, 2002 .

Braumer was an active member of the first wave of Romanian avant-garde artists who predated western European Surrealism by nearly twenty years. Since its opening in 1987, The Menil Collection has presented several exhibitions of Braumer's contemporaries, including Max Ernst, René Magritte, Yves Tanguy, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp. This exhibition provides a unique opprtunity to contrast this artist with his fellow surrealists. Housed at another location in Houston, the Menil Collection also has an ongoing exhibition of works by René Magritte, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, and Man Ray.

Haus der Kunst:Dora Maar & Picasso
October 13, 2001 – January 6, 2002

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München, Germany. The exhibition Dora Maar & Picasso offers a retrospective view of the work of Dora Maar. Although she was well known as a friend, model and "muse" of Picasso, it is often forgotten that Dora Maar herself was a successful artist. Long before her yearlong liaison with Picasso, she had produced an outstanding and comprehensive collection of photography and was an important artist. Nevertheless, the relationship with Picasso, the character and disposition of the person Dora Maar and her personality as a woman, both in publications about Picasso and in the few that are dedicated to her, assume an unusually great significance in art-history literature. Naturally, the person and the artist Dora Maar are inextricably interlinked.

Salvador Dali: IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING, SPRING: JACQUELINE LAMBA (1910-1993)
11/08/2001 - 2/24/2002


St. Petersburg, FL. A selection of roughly 25 paintings from the 1930s to the 1980s by surrealist and André Breton's wife. Lamba began working as a surrealist in New York in the 1940s. After the war she returned to France, where her work engaged with the French landscape. Organized by Mills College, California. Guest Curated by Salomon Grimberg. . Located next to the University of South Florida Bayboro Campus at 1000 Third Street South, houses a comprehensive collection of the Spanish artist's works, Dating from 1914-80, Dali's paintings range from small impressionistic works to gigantic surrealistic montages. Sculptures and other objects illustrate Dali's artistic diversity.

Articles on the First U.S. Retrospective Remedios Varo Tour

Feb 10- May 29, 2000: Museum of Women in Washingon. DC., Catalogue with a bilingual essay by guest curator Luis-Martí Lozano, chronology, biography, bibliography, and exhibition checklist.

June 16-August 20: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago

CNN article on the exhibit
NMWA article on the exhibit
Spanish article on the exhibit

Books of Interest

Remedios Varo : Unexpected Journey. Published February 2000. It's a great biography by Janet Kaplan. I read it in hardback originally. Her paintings were fed by her life, beliefs, humor and relationships. Kaplan does an excellent job exploring how these elements of Varo's life danced together and spilled into the frame.

Leonora Carrington : The Mexican Years : 1943-1985 - Leonora Carrington; A retrospective of her works. Great color plates. 1992. University of New Mexico Press.

Where Is Ana Mendieta? Identity, Performativity, and Exile by Jane Blocker, Ana Mendieta. Hardcover (May 1999) Duke University Press. Also in paperback, in print.

Ana Mendieta: A Book of Works by Bonnie Clearwater (Editor). Hardcover (November 1993) Grassfield Press.

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