Leonora Carrington⁣ Operation Wednesday⁣ 1969⁣ “Operation

Leonora Carrington⁣ Operation Wednesday⁣ 1969⁣ “Operation

10/28/2021, 11:34:41 AM
Leonora Carrington⁣ Operation Wednesday⁣ 1969⁣ “Operation Wednesday” (1969) depicts a lyric scene that is somewhat double-edged. Carrington incorporates English and Spanish text and cross symbols into a hopscotch pattern on the ground beneath two sinister-seeming doctors performing an alchemical procedure on a veiled figure with one cherry eye. In a book opened on the diagonal, a skeleton writes with blood from the chest of a slayed bird: “WE HANGED / OUR HARPS / CARRIED / US.” Save for a opaque black portal or drain in the floor, each figure and object in this spiritual realm is transparent. The valence of the trickster doctor figures shifts when one reads the painting’s dedication to Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, who used his practice to aid victims of the 1968 Ttatelolco massacre in Mexico City. Carrington transcribes here a radical and political sympathy. The ghostly doctors function as guardians against circling vultures. Carrington believed a surreal treatment of the incident better represented the morbid absurdity of the event itself. Further, transformation occurs not only among forms in the work, but in the viewer’s perception.”⁣ #paintings #painting #artlovers #famousartists #famousart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #operationwednesday #leonoracarrington #carrington #surrealism #femalesurrealists #femalesurrealist #darkart #macabreart

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