Remedios Varo was a surrealist painter working at around the same time as Frida Kahlo (mid 20th century).  She was born in Spain but eventually moved to Mexico (via Paris) as a result of the Spanish Civil War and Nazi occupation of France.  Her paintings are a beautiful blend of new and old schools of art.  She mixes classical elements with her dreamy and surreal style which makes her work feel timeless to me.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Exploration of the Source

 

Fenomeno

 

La Despedida

 

Les Feuilles Mortes

 

Presencia Inquietante

 

The Flutist

 

Towards the Tower

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