Art Institute of Chicago is hosting an exhibit of the work of Spanish-Mexican Surrealist Remedios Varo. Here’s an excerpt from The Art Newspaper’s feature on this exhibit:
‘Varo first encountered Surrealism as a student in the 1920s and began exhibiting with the surreal-leaning Logicofobista (phobia of logic) group in Barcelona a decade later. By 1937 she was mixing with the inner circle of the Surrealists in Paris, though she later recalled her position as one of a “timid and humble listener… open-mouthed within that group of brilliant and gifted people”. After the outbreak of the Second World War, she fled France for Mexico City, settling into a close-knit artistic community of European exiles alongside the Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington and the photographer Kati Horna. Together, the friends were dubbed “the three witches”.’
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