Remedios Varo (1908-1983) was born in Spain. She fled the Spanish Civil War and headed to Paris to further her artistry in Surrealism
. The surrealist movement was strong there, and she honed her skills along with painters who received more notoriety.
Remedios always struggled to combine the mythic with the scientific, the sacred with the profane. She was influenced by the surrealist movement and metaphysics studies, along with ancient studies.
After some years, she decided to move to Mexico with a friend she met in Europe, where her real journey as an artist started.
Her characters are mystical and solitary; most of the times involved in scientific activities.
As an artist, she liked to use symbolism and hidden elements such as animals (mainly cats) in her paintings, along with diverse characters who are contemplative, passive, or highly symbolic.
More of Remedios Varo‘s artwork can be found at http://www.remediosvaro.org/