Leonora Carrington with Max Ernst (left) and
Paul Eluard (right), 1937.
In my research for the novel I recently came upon
Leonora Carrington. I don't know how I could have
missed her all these years. She has quickly become
one of my favorite 20th century painters. Some of
her canvases are in the more traditional mode of
surrealism. A few seem to resemble a contemporary
reading of Bruegel or Bosch. While others, many
of them, have a fairly tale or even otherworldly
One of them, which seems to take place in a morgue,
I find decidedly scary for some reason.
I apologize for not having the titles and year
of composition for these. Sources on the internet
have not been too informative.