Brilliant, Dreamer and Visionary
By Jesús Aguado
The Palmer, The Ship of Craner, and El Nahual del Mono are some of the works of the English sculptor Leonora Carrington that are being exhibited on the new wide sidewalks of the repaved Salida a Querétaro.
The local administration told Atención that the collection is made up of 11 sculptures that will remain in the area for two months. Later, other works from different artists will be exhibited. The pieces were placed on Tuesday, September 6, and the official inauguration will be on Saturday, September 10.
The surrealist artist was awarded with the National Award of Sciences and Arts in 2005. During an interview for CONACULTA (National Council for Arts and Culture) historian Mercedes Sierra Kehoe, commented that Leonora Carrington achieved mythological recreations and creations. “She was a great human being who lived many facets in life and in the world that she lived in. Those experiences are engraved in her works.”
The historian also said that Carrington arrived in Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century with a plenitude of life experiences as well as many from the threats and changes the world was going though.
Carrington was a painter, sculptor, writer, dramatist and scenographer. CONACULTA states that since childhood, she was familiar with the Celtic myths, and they were always present in her work, enriched with magical and fantastic worlds discovered in Mexico.
Leonora Carrington was born in England in 1917 and passed away in Mexico on May 25, 2011.