Remedios Varo and her Art: An Introduction

By Anna Hamling.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington belong to the same generation of women painters who lived in Mexico and marked the world of surrealism with unprecedented wit, intelligence and imagination. However, Remedios Varo (1908-1963) who was born in Spain, went into exile during Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and established her life in Mexico, is virtually unknown outside that country. Imaginative and beautiful Remedios created themes of travellers, journeys and creatures that inhabit cosmos in her artistic expressions. She was fascinated with mysticism, Sufi philosophy, spiritual journeys, alchemy and scientific discoveries as well as with the notion of surrealism. Her magical personal universe is full of the heart shaped faces, almond shaped eyes and tiny feet that mark her art. The intention of my paper is to ntroduce and analyse Varo’s selected reproductions distinctly from a female perspective of ‘ a new woman.’

Keywords: Remedios Varo, Paintin, Surrealism

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.139-144. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 914.013KB).

Dr. Anna Hamling

Senior Teaching Associate (Spanish), Department of Culture and Language Studies, University of New Brunswick Frederiction, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Dr. Anna Hamling has taught Spanish, Russian and Polish language, culture and literature in Europe, Latin America and Canada. Her PhD thesis ‘Introducción a un estudio comparativo entre Miguel de Unamuno y León Tolstói’ was published by Editorial Pliegos in Madrid in 2001.She has published numerous articles of comparative nature on Unamuno and Tolstoy in Spanish, Russian and Polish journals. Recently she has been contributing to Encyclopedia of Latin American Women Writers and Encyclopedia of Christian Writers.


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