Tag Archives: Leonora Carrington

Dial the New Unsettlement!

3 It is as an opposition to this mindset that I welcome, rejoice in, and kick myself for missing, the construction and demolition of the cardboard Royal Arch by Claire Dow and Olivier Grossetete. Such fond, culturally-informed and – yes … Continue reading

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Carry On, Leonora: 5

This summer I went to Liverpool to see the large Carrington show in the Tate. I stayed, as is my wont, in a mid-range hotel, part of a chain so, wherever you go, the rooms and the menus are much … Continue reading

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Carry On, Leonora: 4

(This penultimate section is by way of illustrative digression, tying two bits of what I think of as under-acknowledged Britishness together. Especially as those ideas our lords-with-no-sense-of-timing and self-serving masters declare as ‘British’ are tearing us apart in a singularly … Continue reading

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Carry On, Leonora: 3

(Here the piece returns to old obsessions about what story is, and what it is for. It’s no coincidence that at a certain point during this summer, sitting peering out at the Libyan Sea in the tiny Cretan port of … Continue reading

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Carry On, Leonora: 2

(Part two focuses momentarily on the image at the heart of this piece before pursuing these abstruse threads any further through the Labyrinth…) Naturally, that isn’t the painting’s full title, which is ‘Oink! (They Shall Behold Thine Eyes)’, with the … Continue reading

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Carry On, Leonora: 1

(This is the first of five sections of a piece I’ve been puzzling over all summer about the great British Surrealist painter and writer, Leonora Carrington. Puzzling because I don’t quite know where I’m going with this, though it clearly … Continue reading

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