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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Remedios Varo

Remedios Varo (1908-1963)
Hacia la torre /Toward the Tower 1960
Oil on Masonite 123 x 100 cm.
Monterrey


Remedios Varo (1908-1963)
Ascensión al monte análago/ Ascent To Mt Analog, 1960.
Oil on Masonite 67 x 31 cm.
México



Remedios Varo (1908-1963) was born in Spain.When young, she travelled throughout Spain with her father, a hydraulic engineer. She was educated in Spanish convent schools.

She moved to Paris where she became involved within the Surrealist movement. She was one of the few female Surrealist artists. She incorporated many scientific ideas into her paintings

In 1942 she moved to Mexico City with her husband, Benjamin Péret, to escape the Nazi occupation of France.

Her meticulous and multivalent paintings have long been celebrated in Mexico, her adopted home.

This year is the centenary of her birth.