Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
Remedios Varo is best known for the narrative, if enigmatic and symbol-laden, paintings she produced while living in Mexico from 1941 to 1963. This thesis argues that Varo’s key creative strategy was to mine and mimic the subject matter and motifs of other artists—Hieronymus Bosch and Leonora Carrington – as well as the visual culture related to the occult and other esoteric practices that she found in published sources, specifically by Carl Jung and Kurt Seligmann.
Colbert, Margaret, "Remedios Varo: Inspirations and Creative Strategies" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.