Leonora Carrington: El Mundo Magico de los Mayas

Giulia Ingarao


El Mundo Magico de los Mayas is one of the most significant works of Leonora Carrington, who was the only foreign artist invited to decorate one of the rooms of Mexico City new National Museum of Anthropology in 1963. She was commissioned to decorate the room where artefacts coming from contemporary Maya civilization would have been displayed. The result was a multi-layered composition in which classical themes of surrealism coexisted with countless references to the Mayan culture.


Carrington; surrealism; Mexico; syncretism; Maya

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/6641

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