- Remedios Varo Anglès, Girona, Spain, 1908 - Mexico City, Mexico, 1963
- Technique:Gouache and black chalk on paper
- Dimensions:32,5 x 45,7 cm
- Category: Work on paper, Drawing
- Entry date:2012
- Register number:AD06621
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La Faim (1938) is one of this artist's two paintings that became part of the private collection of André Breton, who kept them with him until his death. In a certain way, La Faim shares content with the surrealist figures created by Picasso in 1929 and 1930, which feature prominent and voracious teeth. In addition to the artistic value of this piece by Varo, one of the few in which the author cultivates forms closer to geometrical abstraction than to her usual organic shapes, its historical and documentary importance is also significant, as it formed part of the collection of the founder of surrealism.
Paloma Esteban Leal
Surreal friends : Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Kati Horna / Stefan van Raay, Joanna Moorhead and Teresa Arcq ; with contributions by Sharon-Michi Kusunoki and Antonio Rodríguez Rivera.Farnham : Lund Humphries ; Chichester : in association with Pallant House Gallery, 2010.
Varo, Remedios ( 1908-1963)México : Museo de Arte Moderno, 1997.
México : Ediciones Era, 2008.
Kaplan, Janet A.[Madrid] : Fundación Banco Exterior, D.L. 1988.
Remedios Varo : arte y literatura: 25 octubre - 24 noviembre 1991 / [textos, Lourdes Andrade ... (et al.) ; traducciones, Francesc Rodon, Beatriz Seral].Varo, Remedios ( 1908-1963)Teruel : Museo de Teruel, imp. 1991.