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




La Despedida


Les Feuilles Mortes


Presencia Inquietante


The Flutist


Towards the Tower