|Maruja Mallo by Tamara De Lempicka|
|Maruja Mallo, Desnudo en la playa|
Absent from physical vision, it must be viewed with eyes closed. And I with my pencil ready under the pillow I never use, awken with my brain in my hand." Maruja Mallo in Penelope Rosemont (ed), Surrealist Women, (University of Texas, Austin, 1998), p. 73.
|Maruja Mallo, Naturaleza Viva, oil on canvas, (1943)|
Nature is what began to attract me: I want to discover a new pattern. This pattern is the intimate architecture of nature and humankind, the living mathematics of the skeleton.
In nature - clairvoyant and mysterious, spontaneous and structured - devoid of anachronistic ghosts, I analyse the structure of minerals and vegetables, the diversity of crystalline and biological forms synthetized in numerical and geometric patterns, in a living universal order.
Maruja Mallo in Penelope Rosemont (ed), Surrealist Women, An International Anthology, (University of Texas, Austin, 1998), p. 73.