Emil Filla (Czech, 1882-1953), Still life with fruit and flowers, 1930. Oil on canvas, 46.5 x 55 cm.
Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.
Leonora Carrington in her studio (1987). Photographed by Kati Horna.
Carrington (1917–2011), through her paintings and sculptures, often explored notions of femininity in the whimsical, dreamlike style of Surrealism. Carrington was born into an upper-class, Irish-Catholic family in England, but struggled to conform to societal standards. She found refuge in art, and in 1936 she enrolled in new art academy founded by painter Amédée Ozenfant in London.