Today my friend Fatima Espiritu introduced me to the art of surrealist painter Remedios Varo, and she’s instantly become one of my favorite artists. She was born in Spain, but was driven to France by the Spanish Civil War, where she got involved with the surrealist movement. Then she fled France to avoid WWII and relocated to Mexico City, where she spent the rest of her life and made the majority of her artwork. She died suddenly of a heart attack in 1963, at the height of her career. Here are a few of her paintings, snagged from various places through a Google image search.