Remedios Varo, born in Spain but later working in Mexico, is mainly known for her individual detailed style of oil painting and drawing. Varo was fascinated by the Surrealists and joined their meetings in Paris. While she was impressed and influenced by the Parisian Surrealists she later developed her own individual style of painting in Mexico, together with one of het best friends Leonora Carrington. Varo drew inspiration from Renaissance paintings, myths, and the magical.