sculptures of Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington is a British-born Mexican Surrealist.  She was born in Clayton Green, South Lancaster, Lancashire on April 6, 1917. In addition to sculpture, she is also a surrealist painter and a novelist, and currently lives in Mexico City.
Tom and I took the opportunity recently to walk the Paseo de Montejo and view the current sculpture exhibit that is installed there.  Unfortunately we went mid day so the sun was flat and  the pictures are not all that great.  There are apparently 27 pieces although I did not count them.  They are fanastical surrealist fantasy creatures in bronze, and really quite enjoyable to look at.  As I understand it these are fairly recent pieces, within the past 2-3 years. And since Ms Carrington is in her 90’s I feel fairly certain she has apprentices that have done the actual creation and crafting based on her input, design, and esthetic.

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About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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4 Responses to sculptures of Leonora Carrington

  1. Calypso says:

    very whimsical work – wonderful. thanks!

  2. Merida Mikey says:

    Very nice fotos! I checked out the art exhibit and found it to be the best ever displayed on the sidewalks of the Paseo Montejo. Ms. Carrington's works are truly outstanding. At age 90-something, I'm sure she did not fabricate these masterpieces and am a bit sorry that accalades weren't vested to the fabricators who also did a totally outstanding job. GREAT EXHIBIT. Thank you, Merida.

  3. Alinde says:

    I am also loving these pieces! So wonderful to experience the works of one of my favorite artists, OUTside of the restrictions of a museum! I may actually TOUCH her art!

    It's a tribute to Mérida that exhibits such as these occur, in such accessible venues.

    In a special book, LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS, by Marie-Pierre Colle (Introduction by Carlos Fuentes), Carrington talks of human souls, our animal parts, as well as related Mayan beliefs.

    Carrington has had a fascinating, introspective and creative life, which so vibrates in her work.

  4. Ron says:

    We enjoyed the sculptures a lot!!

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