REMEDIOS VARO WAS born in Spain in 1908. While she was still very young she showed considerable artistic talent and was lucky enough to have a father who as a freethinker did not subject his daughter to the usual constraints of ‘respectable young ladies’ in the Spain of that time. He encouraged her artistic development and sent her to the prestigious San Fernando Academy in Madrid, where she became one of its first female students. A frequent visitor to the Prado Museum, she was particularly impressed by El Greco, Goya and Hieronymus Bosch, whose various influences were often reflected in her ...


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