Leonora Carrington was one of the most prolific and celebrated members of the Surrealist movement.



Featuring rare archive footage, this short film, follows Carrington’s cousin and journalist, Joanna Moorhead, exploring the artist’s story.

Rejecting her upper-class upbringing in northern England, Carrington embarked upon a relationship with Surrealist artist Max Ernst, and became central in the Surrealist circles of France and New York.

After hanging out with celebrated names such as Andre Breton and Pablo Picasso, the artist then moved to Mexico where she spend the rest of her life painting, as well as making sculpture, tapestry, writing poetry and designing for theatre and film.

This film is republished with kind permission by The Guardian


Nisha Halai1's picture

What a remarkable individual. I agree, it's a visual world accessed by feeling, not an intellectual space at all. I didn't believe it myself until I started my Transpersonal Arts Therapy training. It's simply a case of increasing ones Perception. I hope more people can find inspiration to feel into their imagination and share their creativity soon. Thanks Leonara for your authenticity and courage through everything and All That Is. -Nisha, London UK