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  • Courtesy Centre Pompidou, Paris

This is Dorothea Tanning's Family Portrait, 1954. It's now at Seattle Art Museum, in the temporary visiting exhibition Elles: Women Artists From the Centre Pompidou.

Female surrealists: pretty much more badass than male surrealists. Just sayin'. Tanning lived from 1910 to 2012, and her paintings, sculptures, and poems were always unpredictable and odd (also in Elles is her A Very Happy Picture from 1947), kind of like the singular works of Leonora Carrington, who just died last May, and Louise Bourgeois, the also recently deceased inimitable surrealist-for-a-time artist.

My review of Elles is here.