Thursday, 10 December 2009

Angels of Anarchy

Edith Rimmington, The Oneiroscopist, 1947

Léonor Fini, The Parasol, 1947

Kay Sage, Margin of Silence, 1942

Ithell Colquhoun, Tree Anatomy, 1942

Penny Slinger, I Hear What You Say, 1973

Eva Švankmajerová, Bed, 1976

Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism is on at Manchester Art Gallery until 10th January. Proof that the frequently overlooked female Surrealists were much more than just wives and mistresses being humoured by the men (which was how many of the latter saw it, I suspect). After complaining about the lack of information available on the Czech Surrealist movement, it turns out that there are works by Toyen and Švankmajerová practically on my doorstep...

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