Sirenas del Aire, ca. 1935–36

Lola Álvarez-Bravo :: Sirenas del Aire, ca. 1935–36, printed ca. 1958. Álvarez-Bravo offers a pairing of the modern and the classical world using the surrealist approach of juxtaposing improbable objects. Two mermaids, their backs to the viewer, float on an empty picture. These mermaids (or sirens) have chosen a more modern vehicle to send their messages, a typewriter. | src Surrealism and Women Artists

Drawing photogram, 1920s

Rosa Rolanda :: Drawing Photogram, late1920s. Nude figure of a young woman covered by an inverted glass, which becomes her garment. The translucent glass allows the curves of her figure to be seen, but it still provides a modest covering. The shape of the glass is reminiscent of dress styles of the mid-1800s, with a wide hooped skirt and narrow waistline. Rosa Rolanda painted self-portraits from 1945 and 1952 depict the same somber persona. The simple style of her features is similar to those found on folkloric images of the sun reproduced in ceramics, wood, and textiles. Here, crowned by the sun, she is surrounded by shells, a deer, and a ruler. | src Surrealism and Women Artists