Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Spiral Transit
Remedios Varo
oil on masonite

"Remedios Varo believed in magic. Deeply superstitious and strongly attuned to nature, she held a mystical belief in forces beyond the self that influence and direct events. She approached both her life and her art committed to this vision. Strolling along a Mexican street one evening, she noticed plants with beautiful white egglike fruits. Fascinated, she took one to her apartment, set it among her plants on the terrace in full moonlight, and carefully nestled tubes of paint around it. She felt that this conjunction of the special plant, her paints, and the moon might prove auspicious for the next day of painting."

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