Occult Classic

April 2021

The Tarot of Leonora Carrington, by Susan Aberth and Tere Arcq with an introduction by Gabriel Weisz Carrington. Lopen, UK: Fulgur Press, 2020. 120 pages.

THE VOICE OF ART EDUCATOR Jackie Armstrong emanates from my MacBook, guiding me through the vaulted chamber of Leonora Carrington’s painting And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur, 1953, acquired by New York’s Museum of Modern Art in advance of their 2019 expansion. The track is part of the museum’s Covid-era playlist “Artful Practices for Well-Being,” a series of audio tours that forgo didactic synopsis in favor of visualization and mindfulness exercises intended to nurture “connectedness and healing through art.” We move within the depicted space, pausing to touch the wispy clouds floating near the ceiling and to pet the silvery dogs in the foreground, approaching the table arrayed with glass orbs on the left. We say

— Chloe Wyma

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