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Armed With Madness: The Surreal Leonora Carrington h/c

Armed With Madness: The Surreal Leonora Carrington h/c back

Mary Talbot & Bryan Talbot


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Reluctant muse and feminist champion-heiress, rebel, refugee-and perhaps the last of the great surrealist artists, Leonora Carrington played many roles in her long and extraordinary life. Exchanging her privileged upbringing in prewar England for the more exciting elite of Paris's 1930s avant-garde, she comes to rub shoulders (and more) with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and Salvador Dalí after embarking on a complicated love affair with Max Ernst.

But the demons that have both haunted and inspired her work are gathering, and when the world goes mad with the outbreak of war and the Nazi invasion, Leonora's own hold on reality collapses into a terrifying psychotic episode of her own. This new work by the acclaimed partnership of Mary and Bryan Talbot celebrates the life and career of a truly remarkable artist and woman.