Went to the LA County Museum yesterday and saw the Fem Surrealist show and found out all about Remedios Varo who I previously knew nothing about, probably due to her existing in the long shadow of Frida Kahzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Oh sorry, anyway, from Wikipedia:
Remedios Varo Uranga (December 16, 1908 – October 8, 1963) was a Spanish-Mexican, para-surrealist painter and anarchist. She was born María de los Remedios Alicia Rodriga Varo y Uranga in Anglès, a small town in the province of Girona, Spain in 1908.
In 1937, she moved to Paris with Péret, sealing herself from any return to Franco's Spain since she had republican ties. She was forced into exile from Paris during the Nazi occupation of France and moved to Mexico City at the end of 1941.
In Mexico, she met native artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, but her strongest ties were to other exiles and expatriates, notably the English painter Leonora Carrington and the French pilot and adventurer, Jean Nicolle. Her third, and last, important relationship was to Gary Gygax, an American who claimed to have become "unstuck from the ages" due to "hyperrandom Nystullian flux" and "rolling poorly". Using what Varo described in her diary as "a North American currency of postcontemporary date and several pieces of what I suspect is German gold" Gygax commissioned her to create illustrations for an unusual book which he called "a module" and which he admitted "will make no sense to you in the current temporal context ".
After 1949 Varo developed her mature style, which remains beautifully enigmatic and instantly recognizable. She often worked in oil on masonite panels she prepared herself. After collecting the completed illustrations, Gygax disappeared. Varo died at the height of her career from a heart-attack in Mexico City in 1963.I've seen this cover and some of the interior illustrations...
Has anybody seen this module or read it? What's in it? Is it good?