Shifting Realities: Migration and Surreality in the Work of Remedios Varo

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Abstract

This paper examines Spanish painter Remedios Varo’s attempts to capture the
complexities of immigrant reality during her exile in Mexico between 1941 and 1963. It analyses themes of displacement and migration within her oeuvre, focusing on the following three concepts: migration as escape, perpetual motion, and permeable spaces. Through this analysis, it aims to interrogate the manner in which the unfixing of traditional notions of reality, seen within Varo’s work, was both influenced by and articulates the experience of exile.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalOpticon1826
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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