Published: October 15, 2019

Not Frida Kahlo: famous artists who worked in the genre of surrealism

surrealism - Hunter Angels, Leonora Carrington
Hunter Angels, Leonora Carrington

The most famous artist who worked in the genre ofsurrealism, calledFrida Kahlo- a vibrant Mexican, remembered by the world for her love of flowers and communism.However, the majority forgets about other women who have devoted themselves to art and plunged headlong into the depths of unreal dreams and into the unconscious.Meet the geniuses of female surrealism.

surrealism - A woman with a hat and a cat, Gertrude Abercomby
A woman with a hat and a cat, Gertrude Abercomby

Gertrude Abercomby is the queen of bohemian artists.She was born in Chicago in a family of opera artists, lived and worked there.Gertrude had many friends, mainly from the creative environment, but loneliness became her favorite theme.In most compositions, she depicts a lonely woman in a light fluttering dress, often with the attributes of magic - a black cat, an owl, a broom.Gertrude said she always painted herself.And in fact, the woman on many canvases is tall and thin, and her features are sharp.Just like Gertrude, who often hid her appearance under a pointed velvet hat.

Queens of of surrealism

Souls of the Mountains, Remedios Varo

Passionate Spaniard Remedios Varo was the daughter of an engineer and was educated in one of the monastery schools.Then, forgetting about strict customs, she married a French poet and moved from Spain to Paris, where she quickly fell under the influence of the surrealists.With the advent of the Nazis, the representatives of surrealism had hard days, so Varo emigrated to Mexico, where she remained to live forever.Here the artist made friends withDiego Riveraand Frida Kahlo.Remedios Varo worked in the manner of a postmodern allegory, and her work was often compared with paintings by Picasso, Goya, El Greco.

surrealism - Birthday, Dorothea Tuning

Birthday, Dorothea Tuning

Dorothea Tuning had a long and interesting life.The oldest representative of the surrealistic direction lived until 2012 and died at 102.The American artist often wrote about female sexual fears and fantasies, especially in the early stages of creativity.Bright, colorful and such living canvases.

Queens of of surrealism
Danger, Kay Sage

The daughter of an American senator spent her youth traveling to Europe.Kay Sage received an excellent European education, lived for some time in Italy, where she studied classical art.Then she became interested in surrealism.All Sage's paintings are literally saturated with loneliness, doom, longing.Everything stopped in anticipation of trouble, in anticipation of an impending tragic event.Kay Sage committed suicide without ever recovering from a severe depression after her husband's death.

surrealism - How the little crocodile, Leonora Carrington, cherishes her tail
How the little crocodile, Leonora Carrington, cherishes her tail

Leonora Carrington hails from a family of aristocrats.A writer, sculptor,artist, she was fluent in English, Spanish and French.Leonora penetrated the spirit of surrealism in Paris, from where, like many associates, she fled to Mexico, away from the Nazi occupation.The escape was preceded by frequent nervous breakdowns, treatment in a psychiatric clinic.But this did not stop Leonora from creating in the manner of dream fiction, Celtic and American mythology.



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