Visual Art


The Lost Surrealism of Remedios Varo

The beautiful, rich, luminous, and everlastingly mysterious paintings of Remedios Varo, one of the major female surrealists of the first half of the 20th century, have an almost precious precision and an effect of miniaturism. Enigmatic, sometimes comical, with an incredible depth of color, her symbolic imagery reveals a hidden world which is hauntingly lovely, an internal labyrinth, landscapes that gently unsettle and lure with their indefinable melancholy and sense of strangeness. Inspired by mysticism and alchemy, she also evoked a sense of claustrophobia, of cloistered and hushed, shadowy existence, of entrapment.