The Dance of Moon and Sun: Ithell Colquhoun, British Women and Surrealism
24.5cm x 17cm. 254 pages, colour illustrations. Purple cloth, gilt lettering, illustrated onlay.
“Straddling the worlds of Surrealism, occultism and modernist literature, Ithell Colquhoun was widely respected in her lifetime, but her transgressive, esoteric and poetic paintings and writings were long neglected until recent years. This volume is the first critical examination of her diverse legacy, compiling papers from a 2018 conference on Colquhoun and her contemporaries Leonora Carrington, Leonor Fini and Stella Snead. Colquhoun occupies a unique place within the lineage of occult Surrealist painters such as Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo, as her presence in the 2022 Venice Biennale exhibition Milk of Dreams demonstrated.Contributors explore themes of authorship and agency, Colquhouns drawing practice, her Celtic motifs, British Surrealism and alchemy.” (publisher’s blurb)
. New Book.
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