New Google Doodle Honors Leonora Carrington, Surrealist Painter

April 6, 2015 4:04 AM

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In case you’re wondering why today’s Google Doodle depicts a crocodile-shaped boat bearing five small crocodiles and being rowed by a larger sixth, look no further than the work of surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, who would have been 98 on Monday.

The painting, titled How doth the little crocodile and based on a similarly-titled poem by Lewis Carroll, is emblematic of the iconic artist’s strange and wonderful style. Born in Lancashire in 1917, Carrington was attracted to art despite considerable opposition from her wealthy textile-manufacture...

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