Endlessly fascinated by the magical and the macabre, Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington's otherworldly paintings have carved a well-deserved place in art history. This limited-edition monograph presents her suite of tarot designs created for the Major Arcana. Drawing inspiration from the Tarot of Marseille and the popular Waite-Smith deck, Carrington brings her own approach and style to this timeless subject, creating a series of iconic images guilded in gold and illustrated in her signature style.
The Tarot of Leonora Carrington is the first book dedicated to this important aspect of the artist's work. It includes a full-size facsimile of her newly discovered Major Arcana; an introduction from her son, Gabriel Weisz Carrington; and a richly illustrated essay from Tere Arcq and Susan Aberth that offers new insights--exploring the significance of tarot imagery within Carrington's wider work, her many inspirations and mysterious occult sources.
120 pages. Hardcover.
About the Artist
The British-born artist Leonora Carrington is one of the more fascinating figures to emerge from the Surrealist movement. As one of the few female Surrealists to receive recognition on her own terms, she was a revolutionary painter, writer, and playwright, never a muse. Championed early by Andre Breton, she joined the exiled Surrealists in New York, before settling in Mexico in 1943. Along with Remedios Varo and Dorothea Tanning, she is part of the old guard of Surrealist feminist artists enjoying a much-deserved resurgence in popularity in the 21st century.