Standing before Leonora Carrington’s monumental canvas Sueño (Nephesh as the Soul in a State of Sleep), a swirling, mystical universe populated with goddesses, phantoms and otherworldly creatures comes alive. The poet Edward James once said her canvases “are not merely painted, they are brewed. They sometimes seem to have materialized in a cauldron at the stroke of midnight.” In this video, Julian Dawes explores the meaning behind these various figures, highlighting Carrington’s unique conception of surrealism.
Leonora Carrington: The Sorceress of Surrealism
New York | 16 November