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|Remedios Varo (1908-1963)|
|The Magic of Remedios Varo
This reprinted volume, originally published in 2000 on the occasion of the first major exhibition of Varo's art in the United States hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC., studies the full range of Varo's work. It considers her formal artistic training in the rigid academic atmosphere of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, and her sojourns in Paris in 1930 and 1937, which brought Varo into contact with the surrealist movement of Andre Breton that was to define her artistic expression for the rest of her career. The main part of the book is devoted to the period following her exile in Mexico in 1940. It was here that Varo's art became fully defined, and where she was recognized and championed by leading intellectual figures, such as the poet Octavio Paz.
Presenting 77 of the finest paintings by one of Mexico's foremost modern artists and leading practitioners of surrealism and focusing on the main aspects of Varo's career over twenty-five years, this volume affords a rare opportunity to appreciate the full scale of her artistic vision.
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