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International Women's Day: pairing surrealism with song

In celebration of International Women's Day 2021, The Debutante is sharing a selection of artworks by women surrealists with suggested listening material. We hope these songs will invigorate your visual experience, allow you to take a mindful moment out of your busy week, or be a welcome distraction from present challenges. Enjoy this sensorial content throughout the week on social media, and please do tag us with your own pairings.


Above: Self-Portrait (Know Thyself) by Rita Kernn-Larsen (1937).

Audio: 'Suddenly' by Weyes Blood.

Above: La Fete Secrete by Leonor Fini (1964).

Audio: 'Invitation' by Saada Bonaire.

Above: Cosmic Energy by Remedios Varo.

Audio: 'Some things Cosmic' by Angel Olsen.

Above:The Q Symphony by Leonora Carrington (2002). Audio: 'Blissing Me' by Bjork.

Above: Mensaje de Paz / Message of Peace by Sofia Bassi (1974).

Audio: 'The Mother Road' by Chelsea Wolfe.

Above: Las Almas de las Montes (Espiritus de la Montaña) / Souls of the Mountain by Remedios Varo, (1938).

Audio: 'Dizzy' by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Above: Two Worlds by Dorothea Tanning (1963).

Audio: 'Someone in Between' by Kate Bush.

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Background collage: Ailsa Sutcliffe.