Leonora Carrington – Britain’s Lost Surrealist | TateShots



Featuring rare archive footage, this short film follows Leonora Carrington’s cousin and journalist, Joanna Moorhead, exploring the artist’s story.

Leonora Carrington was one of the most prolific members of the Surrealist movement. After rejecting her upper-class upbringing in northern England, Carrington embarked upon a relationship with Surrealist artist Max Ernst, and became central in the Surrealist circles of France and New York.

After hanging out with celebrated names such as Andre Breton and Pablo Picasso, the artist then moved to Mexico where she spend the rest of her life painting, as well as making sculpture, tapestry, writing poetry and designing for theatre and film.

This film is republished with kind permission by The Guardian.

Leonora Carrington is now on show at Tate Liverpool. See the exhibition: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/leonora-carrington

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