Andrea Sedlackova

Andrea Sedlackova – Toyen: La baronne subversive du surréalisme AKA, Toyen: The Baroness of Surrealism (2022)

If Leonora Carrington was England’s “lost surrealist” the Czech title must surely go to Marie Cermínová, AKA Toyen or “the baroness” to her friends – a name that characterised her remote and somewhat aloof bearing. Like Leonora Carrington, Toyen’s life contained much hardship and loss and the art of both women reflected their intense inner suffering. Toyen knew hunger and poverty and watched those she loved dying around her, one by one. Read More »