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The Tarot of Leonora Carrington

Introduction by Gabriel Weisz Carrington. Text by Susan Aberth, Tere Arcq.

The Sun, c. 1955. Oil on board, 6.2 × 5.5”. Private collection. © Estate of Leonora Carrington.

An oracular Surrealism: the debut presentation of Leonora Carrington's recently discovered tarot deck

The British-born artist Leonora Carrington is one of the more fascinating figures to emerge from the Surrealist movement. As both a writer and painter, she was championed early by André Breton and joined the exiled Surrealists in New York, before settling in Mexico in 1943. The magical themes of Carrington’s otherworldly paintings are well known, but the recent discovery of a suite of tarot designs she created for the Major Arcana was a revelation for scholars and fans of Carrington alike. Drawing inspiration from the Tarot of Marseille and the popular Waite-Smith deck, Carrington brings her own approach and style to this timeless subject, creating a series of iconic images. Executed on thick board, brightly colored and squarish in format, Carrington’s Major Arcana shines with gold and silver leaf, exploring tarot themes through what Gabriel Weisz Carrington describes as a “surrealist object.” This tantalizing discovery, made by the curator Tere Arcq and scholar Susan Aberth, has placed greater emphasis upon the role of the tarot in Carrington’s creative life and has led to fresh research in this area.

The Tarot of Leonora Carrington is the first book dedicated to this important aspect of the artist’s work. It includes a full-size facsimile of her newly discovered Major Arcana; an introduction from her son, Gabriel Weisz Carrington; and a richly illustrated essay from Tere Arcq and Susan Aberth that offers new insights—exploring the significance of tarot imagery within Carrington’s wider work, her many inspirations and mysterious occult sources.

Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) was born in Lancashire, England. In 1936, she saw Max Ernst’s work at the International Surrealist Exhibition in London, and met the artist the following year. They became a couple almost immediately. When the outbreak of World War II separated them, Carrington fled to Spain, then Lisbon, where she married Renato Leduc, a Mexican diplomat, and escaped to Mexico, where she became close with Remedios Varo and other expat Surrealists.


The Sun, c. 1955. Oil on board, 6.2 × 5.5”. Private collection. © Estate of Leonora Carrington.

The Tarot of Leonora Carrington

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/11/2021

'The Tarot of Leonora Carrington' is a hot New Release this week!

'The Tarot of Leonora Carrington' is a hot New Release this week!

Leonora Carrington's c. 1955 rendering of the zero tarot card, "The Fool," is reproduced from Fulgur Press's highly-anticipated new release, The Tarot of Leonora Carrington—the first presentation of the noted Surrealist writer and painter's recently discovered deck. Featuring a full-size facsimile of Carrington's Major Arcana—the most recognizable and impactful 22 cards of the deck—alongside an introduction by her son, Gabriel Weisz Carrington, and a heavily illustrated essay by art historians Tere Arcq and Susan Aberth, this is one of the hottest titles on our newly-announced Spring 2021 list. Of this particular card, Weisz Carrington writes, "A trickster, one might surmise, is an experiment with a magical self—also found as the court jester, or court dwarf… The trickster is bitten by a ferocious cat or lynx. This character is unaware of the cat biting his leg, he is the incarnation of the unconscious and is oblivious to where he is heading. Obviously, he relates, as many other characters do, to the hidden aspects of the self in each of us." continue to blog


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The Tarot of Leonora Carrington

THE TAROT OF LEONORA CARRINGTON

Introduction by Gabriel Weisz Carrington. Text by Susan Aberth, Tere Arcq.

FULGUR PRESS

ISBN: 9781527258693
USD $50.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 1/19/2021
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