Out of This World review » 104

review ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Michelle Markel

Nd Frida Kahlo Leonora’s life became intertwined with the powerful events and people that shaped the twentieth centuryOut of This World is the fascinating and stunningly illustrated story of Leonora Carrington a girl who made art out of her imagination and created some of the most enigmatic and startling works of the last eighty yea. Very positive message for little girls Beautiful fanciful illustrations

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Out of This WorldEver since she was a little girl Leonora Carrington loved to draw on walls in books on paper and she loved the fantastic tales her grandmother told that took her to worlds that shimmered beyond this one where legends became realLeonora’s parents wanted her to become a proper English lady but there was only one thing she wanted even. Authorillustrator team Michelle Markel and Amanda Hall who also collaborated on The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau join forces again in this picture book biography of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington Born into a well to do English family Carrington's parents had hopes that she would lead a conventional life becoming a proper young lady Instead her unusual way of looking at the world and her desire to create evident from the time she was four and would scribble on the walls eventually led her to art school and then into the circle of surrealist artists Living for a time in Paris she eventually fled to Mexico during WWII here becoming friends with fellow woman surrealist Remedios Varo Eventually thanks to an art collector who arranged for a show in New York City Carrington's work became famous She continued to create her fantastic paintings and sculptures all her life eventually dying in Mexico City in 2011Remedios Varo is my absolute favorite of all the surrealists and Leonora Carrington whose style is very similar comes a close second so when I saw Out of This World The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington I was absolutely thrilled I hadn't read the earlier book by this authorillustrator team something I will have to rectify so I had no expectations going in What I discovered was a simple but engaging text and absolutely gorgeous artwork Amanda Hall really manages to capture the enchantment the eldritch charm of Carrington's work here She mentions in her brief afterword that it was a challenge to create visuals that had the feeling of her subject's work without simply reproducing any of the images from that work I think she certainly has succeeded I am so very glad to see this artist being presented to children I wish there was a children's book about Remedios Varo and I appreciated the way that author Markel emphasizes the ways that these two artists' work addressed the woman's experience within the surrealist field Recommended to all young art lovers and to anyone looking for excellent new picture book biographies

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Out of This World review » 104 ☆ Ever since she was a little girl Leonora Carrington loved to draw on walls in books on paper—and she loved the fantastic tales her grandmother told that took her to worlds that shimmered beyond this one where legends became realLeonora’s parents wanted her to become a proper English lady but there was only one thIf it was unsuitable to become an artist In London she discovered a group of artists called surrealists who were stunning the world with their mysterious creations This was the kind of art she had to make This was the kind of person she had to beFrom life in Paris creating art alongside Max Ernst to Mexico where she met Diego Rivera a. 'she became the woman she wanted to beUnbeknownst to me Leonora Carrington was actually one of the few female surrealists of that cultural movement which took off in the 1920's This colorful book demonstrates how her vivid imagination was honed by her grandmother's fantastical stories which led her to expand her ideas on canvas Her distraught parents saw another kind of future for her but she saw things differently in ways than one Her travels throughout the world and the contemporaries she became acuainted enriched her life and contributed to the life she wanted to live I'd recommend this to little kids everywhere but especially young girls The message Do what you love love what you do and everything else falls in line