|Amor che move il Sole et l'altre Stelle, 1946, Carrington, Lenora
|Leonora Carrington Self-portrait, 1937
|The Horses of Lord Candlestick, 1938, Leonora Carrington--the Ernst effect.
|Portrait of Max Ernst,
1938, Leonora Carrington
|Possible study for Portrait of Dr.
Morales, 1940, Leonora Carrington
As might be expected, despite her "spunky" character, all this was a bit much for a sheltered British girl of just twenty-two. She fled to Spain where she suffered a nervous breakdown and was committed to an asylum. There she was treated with powerful drugs now banned throughout most of today's civilized world. Nonetheless, after some three years, Carrington was released, and with the help of the Surrealist kingpin, Andre Breton, managed to write an autobiographical book titled Down Below. A study for a portrait of her doctor (above, right) dates from the same period. She later ran away from her supervising nurse and sought refuge in the Mexican Embassy in Lisbon, which would explain how she ended up in Mexico.
|Daughter of the Minotaur, 1953, Leonora Carrington
|The Monks, Leonora Carrington