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Remedios Varo

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Remedios Varo (b, 1908.12.16, Anglès, Girona, Spain; d, 1963.10.08, Mexico City, Mexico) "Creation of the birds" via: http://artg33k.vox.com/library/photo/6a00c2252bb78a8fdb00cd9702c5254cd5.html
In a survey text on women in art, that was my first encounter with Varo - and superbly so, it's always reminded me of another (and contemporary to her) SurRealist: "The Clairvoyant" (La clairvoyance) via: http://www.postershop.com/Magritte-Rene/Magritte-Rene-La-clairvoyance-9952603.html Much of her work involves mechanisms (no doubt an influence of her father's profession as a engineer specialising in Hydraulics) and linkages - directly in the mainstream of Dada as well as "modernism"; eg, as in some of Leger's works. -[A/H: Machines]- -^_6


According to wiki: Remedios Varo Uranga was[is/will-always-be] a Spanish-Mexican, para-surrealist painter. During the Spanish Civil War she fled to Paris where she was largely influenced by the surrealist movement. She met her husband, the French surrealist poet Benjamin Peret, in Barcelona. She was forced into exile from Paris during the Nazi occupation of France and moved to Mexico City at the end of 1941. She initially considered Mexico a temporary haven, but would remain in Latin America for the rest of her life. ... In Mexico she met native artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Her strongest ties were to other exiles and expatriates, notably the English painter Leonora Carrington and her great love, the French pilot and adventurer, Jean Nicolle. Her last major relationship was with Walter Gruen, an Austrian who had endured concentration camps before escaping Europe. Gruen believed fiercely in Varo, and gave her the support that allowed her to fully concentrate on her painting. -[


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