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Leonora Carrington (1917–2011)

Autore di Il cornetto acustico

41+ opere 2,563 membri 73 recensioni 14 preferito


Nota di disambiguazione:

(eng) Do not confuse with painter Dora de Houghton Carrington (1893-1932).

Opere di Leonora Carrington

Il cornetto acustico (1967) 1,126 copie
Giu in fondo (1944) 319 copie
The Skeleton's Holiday (2018) 115 copie
The Milk of Dreams (2013) 77 copie
The stone door (1977) 39 copie
Leonora Carrington (1995) 39 copie

Opere correlate

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Collaboratore — 833 copie
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Collaboratore — 197 copie
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Collaboratore — 172 copie
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Cover artist, Contributor — 166 copie
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Collaboratore — 112 copie
Surrealist Women : An International Anthology (1998) — Collaboratore — 98 copie
Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology (2001) — Collaboratore — 68 copie
The Dedalus Book of Surrealism, I: The Identity of Things (1656) — Collaboratore — 59 copie
Infinite Riches (1993) — Collaboratore — 54 copie
South From Midnight (1994) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Van Flaubert tot heden : Franse verhalen — Collaboratore — 3 copie
怪奇小説傑作集 4 (創元推理文庫 501-4) (1969) — Collaboratore — 1 copia


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Carrington, Leonora
Altri nomi
Prim (childhood nickname)
Carrington, Mary Leonora
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Nazione (per mappa)
England, UK
Luogo di nascita
Clayton-le-Woods, Leyland, Lancashire, England, UK
Luogo di morte
Mexico City, Mexico
Causa della morte
Luogo di residenza
Florence, Italy
London, England, UK
Paris, France
Mexico City, Mexico
New York, New York, USA
Spain (mostra tutto 9)
Westwood House, Clayton-le-Woods, Leyland, Lancashire England, UK
Hazelwood Hall, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK
Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche, France
Chelsea School of Art
Ozenfant Academy of Fine Arts
Mrs. Penrose's Academy of Art, Florence
Attività lavorative
short story writer
Ernst, Max (lover)
Weisz, Emerico (spouse)
Leduc, Renato (spouse)
Moorhead, Joanna (second cousin)
Ozenfant, Amédée (teacher)
Edgeworth, Maria (ancestor) (mostra tutto 8)
Weisz Carrington, Gabriel (son)
Weisz Carrington, Pablo (son)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Order of the British Empire (2000)
Breve biografia
Leonora Carrington was born to an Anglo-Irish family in Clayton Green, Lancashire, England. Her parents were Marie (Moorhead) and Harold Wylde Carrington, a wealthy textile manufacturer, and she had three brothers. She was educated by governesses and attended two convent boarding schools, but was expelled for rebellious behavior. In 1935, her mother sent her to Chelsea School of Art in London for a year; she transferred to the Ozenfant Academy of Fine Arts established by French modernist Amédée Ozenfant. She then went to Florence, Italy, where she attended Mrs. Penrose's Academy of Art. Her father opposed her desire to pursue a career as an artist and writer, but her mother encouraged her and gave her a copy of Herbert Read's book Surrealism. In 1937, 19-year-old Carrington met German Surrealist artist Max Ernst, 26 years her senior, at a party in London, after which Ernst separated from his wife and ran off with Carrington. The couple went to live in a small farmhouse in Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche in the Rhône Valley of France, where they began to collaborate and support each other's artistic development. They painted and sculptured guardian animals to decorate their home, and made portraits of each other. At this time, Carrington completed her first major painting Self-Portrait (Inn of the Dawn Horse), now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. After Nazi Germany invaded France in World War II, Ernst was arrested by the Gestapo, but managed to escape and flee to the USA with the help of Peggy Guggenheim. Carrington was devastated. She was persuaded to go to Spain, where she had a mental breakdown and was institutionalized. She was given electro-convulsive therapy and treated with the drugs Cardiazol and Luminal. This experience would influence her artistic and written works, for example, her 1944 memoir Down Below and her paintings Portrait of Dr. Morales (1940), Green Tea (1942), and Map of Down Below (1943). Carrington was released from the asylum into the care of a keeper sent by her family, whom she eluded in Lisbon. She made a marriage of convenience with Mexican poet Renato Leduc and in 1942, arrived in Mexico City, which already had a large community of European refugees from the Nazis. She remarried to Hungarian photographer Emerico "Chiki" Weisz, with whom she had two sons. After seven years, she held the first solo exhibition of her art at the Galeria Clardecor, and became famous almost overnight. She is considered to have feminised Surrealism by bringing a woman's perspective to what was otherwise a male-dominated artistic movement. She was also a founding member of the women's liberation movement in Mexico during the 1970s. Her best-known novel The Hearing Trumpet (1974) was reissued in 2021. At her death, she left behind an immense body of work: novels, prints, plays, costumes, and hundreds of sculptures and paintings.
Nota di disambiguazione
Do not confuse with painter Dora de Houghton Carrington (1893-1932).



Un libro meraviglioso e folle. Mi sono divertita molto a leggerlo: lieve e ironico (a volte spietatamente), ma sempre intelligente.
Non si può non trovare tra le sue pagine tutti gli elementi caratteristici del movimento surrealista, di cui Leonora Carrington faceva parte.
A mio parere ha perso un po' di verve nel finale, ma è stato comunque un'ottima lettura.
Kua | 41 altre recensioni | Mar 15, 2021 |


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