Leonora Carrington, Big Badger Meets the Domino Boys, 1986. Egg tempera on panel. 24 1/4 x 30 inches.


Born in 1917 in the north of England.

Leonora Carrington's work reveals the influences of fourteenth-century Italian painting, Celtic literary sources, and English nursery rhymes. She spent many years in Mexico, drawn to its symbolic imagery. Big Badger Meets the Domini Boys combines humans and animals as did the fairy tales she heard while growing up. She often uses animals to represent the feminine.

In 1972, Carrington created a Women's Liberation poster, Mujeres Consciencia, that was carried from Mexico City to New York City to celebrate the feminist art movement.

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