Date of Award

Summer 8-4-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Harper Montgomery

Second Advisor

Lynda Klich

Academic Program Adviser

Lynda Klich


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.



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