Remedios Varo (Spanish 1908 -1963)

Born María de los Remedios Varo Uranga

Remedios Varo was born in Spain. During the Spanish Civil War she escaped to Paris with her husband Benjamin Peret a Surrealist Poet. However she again escaped to live in Mexico as a politcal exile and she stayed there the rest of her life. There she met other the artist Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leona Carrington.

She developed a unique style all her own which was influenced by psychology, mystic traditions, pre-colombian art and surrealists like Breton, Picasso and el Greco. She often includes architecture, nature, and detailed line work in her paintings which critique science, culture and women’s roles in society and art. Ultimately she brings a deep curiosity and intrigue into the transformation from within.


Celestial Pablum 1958
Transito en Espiral
Still life reviving 1963
Woman leaving the psychiatrist's office

Visit to the Plastic Surgeon
Reflejo Lunar

Varo in mask made by Leona Carrington



“On second thought, I think I am more crazy than my goat.

-Remedios Varo

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