German author and artist Unica Zürn is remembered today for her photographic collaborations with Hans Bellmer especially after the exhibition of both artists in the spring of 2012 at the Ubu Gallery in New York. But among her work we can also find an important work of automatic drawing and anagram poetry. Unica Zürn Raised… Continue reading Who was Unica Zürn?
The writings of Remedios Varo
Was Remedios Varo a writer? It may sound strange for most of you, but the answer is affirmative. The Spanish Surrealist artist was a writer too. Most of her writing work has a deep connection with her visual work. Few weeks ago, I shared with you on Instagram that I was reading the book “A… Continue reading The writings of Remedios Varo
Colette is a biographical drama directed by Wash Westmoreland and starring Keira Knightley. The film is based on the life of the French novelist, actress, mime and journalist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. She is widely known for her novel Gigi (1944). Colette was the subject of several biographies, songs and films. It is another story about women artists who… Continue reading ArtReview: Colette
ArtReview: Mary Shelley (the film)
Last weekend I went to watch Mary Shelley, the film that tells her story with Percy Bysshe Shelley and how this relationship inspired her to write Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus.The original title was A storm in the stars, but it was changed in January 2017. The film, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, is based on… Continue reading ArtReview: Mary Shelley (the film)
Who was Claude Cahun?
Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob was a French photographer, sculptor and writer born in Nantes in a prominent intellectual Jewish family, who considered herself as genderqueer, what explains the adoption of the gender-ambiguous pseudonym of Claude Cahun by 1919. Cahun’s work was political and very personal. Often her work undermined traditional concepts of static gender roles,… Continue reading Who was Claude Cahun?
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