Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist, Dublin

I have always made it my rule to only blog about places that I have actually visited myself, or exhibitions that I have viewed in person, but this week it is time to break that rule. After all, I will make any excuse to include some paintings by one of my favourite artists, Leonora Carrington.

Leonora Carrington, Ulu's Pants, 1952, Oil and tempera on panel, 55 x 91 cm, Private Collection, © Estate of Leonora Carrington / ARS

Leonora Carrington, Ulu’s Pants, 1952, Oil and tempera on panel, 55 x 91 cm, Private Collection, © Estate of Leonora Carrington / ARS

These works are currently being shown in Dublin, and are featured in Carrington’s first major retrospective in Ireland. I can only dream of going over there myself to see it, particularly as it includes her masterpiece The Giantess, but this time it just isn’t going to happen.

The Giantess, 1947,Tempera on wood panel, 117x68cm,collection of Miguel Escobedo

The Giantess, 1947, Tempera on wood panel, 117x68cm, collection of Miguel Escobedo

Still, I can always dream. And of course, if you find yourself in Dublin before the end of January then you have to visit the Irish Museum of Modern Art and let me know just what I am missing!

More details about Leonora Carrington: The Irish Surrealist can be found here

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3 Responses to “Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist, Dublin”

  1. Like yourself, I wish I had the opportunity to see her work ‘in the flesh’. I never tire of her paintings. Have you read any of her stories? I’m having a hard time locating any myself.

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