BlogShare: Her Country Was Art – The Amazing Worlds and Life of Leonora Carrington

Oh, I love this! Thank you for sharing, Jamie. What a magical story and a great reminder to be true to our own creative process.

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Elegant Mystery has shared several images of Leonora Carrington’s surrealist artwork, and the short documentary film about this amazing woman’s life.

What a wonderful, inspired, and deeply moving story!

Leonora Carrington’s story gives one example of what happens when a gifted imagination and artistry that’s ahead of its time meets the straight edges and mores of Victorian and early Industrialist worldviews and stringent expectations.

Her story also explores themes of home and exile, feeling like one doesn’t ‘fit in’, and shows the power of finding one’s tribe and kindreds, love and friendship, and a community that embraces and celebrates unusual gifts … and unusual people.

See the Elegant Mystery post here. (Thank you for sharing this!)

And find the short documentary film — rich with the wonderful surrealist paintings and a truly amazing story – here:

It’s well worth watching.

Big Love,


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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mia Feroleto on February 6, 2018 at 6:05 pm


    Just in case you don’t know, Emma Thompson plays Carrington in a British film called “Carrington” which is wonderful. Its full of the Bloomsbury artists and writers who made up her circle of friends. We worth the watch.

    Warm regards, Mia

    On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 5:31 PM, Laura Bruno’s Blog wrote:

    > laurabruno posted: “Oh, I love this! Thank you for sharing Jamie. What a > magical story and a great reminder to be true to our own creative process. > ” >

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Posted by Andrea Louis-Visser on February 12, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I was deeply moved by this artist bio. It resonated with me. My daughter is a struggling artist and I shared it with her. I also have a very talented grandson who I now realize is a surrealist and draws/paints in the same manner. It’s an interesting flood of images that spill out of him daily. He doesn’t feel the need to give or know the interpretation. Thank you for putting this on your blog!

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