To better facilitate connections between student interests and McCain’s collections, we are providing our student workers, via the library’s blog and social media accounts, with a platform to explore and share areas they would like to highlight. The following entry is the first in a series by Lucie, a second year student at Agnes Scott.
Women In the Surrealist Movement: Leonora Carrington
As a visually driven person, I am determined to find sources that make us feel differently about the world around us. My weekly contributions to the McCain blog will connect art and photography to library resources and collections.
Leonora Carrington was a British born painter and author most notably recognized for her artistic contributions during the Surrealist movement. Her paintings show classic themes of magical realism and alchemy all the while depicting a unique perspective of female sexuality as opposed to a traditional male artist’s depiction of women as muses . Her works were largely unknown in the US and her native Britain, until recognition began to build in the mid-1980s.
Books that reference her in the McCain Library:
Title: Lilus Kikus
Author: Elena Poniatowska ; ilustraciones de Leonora Carrington
Location: Stack 2 / PQ7297.P63 L5 1991
Location: Ground Floor / NX501.5 .W66 1998
Title: Surrealism and Women
Location: Ground Floor / NX456.5.S8 S87 1995
Author: Marie-Pierre Colle
Location: Folio – Floor 3 / N6502 .C55 1994
Location: Ground Floor. / N8354 .V6 1992
Arstor features 77 high-resolution images of Leonora Carrington’s work, including paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, installations and drawings.
ProQuest Art & Humanities Database features 66 scholarly journals, 34 magazine articles and 11 trade journals about Leonora Carrington.