This recent acquisition by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is by the late Remedios Varo (1908-1963), a surrealist worth knowing. Raised by a Catholic mother and an atheist engineer father, these two forces — the spiritual and scientific — heavily influenced Varo’s artistic career. A Spanish-Mexican artist who played an integral role in the Mexico City-based surrealist movement, Varo is known for her enigmatic paintings of androgynous beings engaged in alchemy or the occult.
More about Remedios Varo at Gallery Wendi Norris, here.
At the MOMA, here.