The Lives of the Surrealists

Author: Desmond Morris
ISBN: 9780500021361
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Life histories of the Surrealists, known and unknown, by one of the last surviving members of the movement--artist and best-selling author Desmond Morris

Roland Penrose

Author: James King
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474414524
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As an artist, an impresario, a biographer and a collector, Roland Penrose (1900-1984) is a key figure in the study of art in England from 1920 to 1984. In the first biography of Penrose, acclaimed biographer James King explores the intricacies of Penrose's life and work tracing the profound effects of his upbringing in a Quaker household on his values, the early influence of Roger Fry, his friendships with Max Ernst, Andre Breton and other surrealists, especially Paul Eluard, his organization of the landmark International Surrealist Exhibition in the summer of 1936, his conflicted relationship with Pablo Picasso, and his tireless promotion of surrealism as well as the production of his own surrealist art. With a deftness of touch, King traces Penrose's complex professional and personal lives, including his pacifism, his work as a biographer - including his outstanding life of Picasso as well as those of Miro, Man Ray, and Tapies - and as an art historian, as well as his unconventionality, especially in his two marriages - including that to Lee Miller -and his numerous love affairs.

Salvador Dal and the Surrealists

Author: Michael Elsohn Ross
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613742754
Format: PDF
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Examines the lives and creative work of the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí and other artists and friends who shared his new ways of exploring art. Features art activities that engage the subconscious thoughts and spontaneity of the reader.

Surreal Lives

Author: Ruth Brandon
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802137272
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A guide to Surrealism traces the movement's origins from the final days of World War I through the following decades, focusing on the work of such seminal artists as Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, and Man Ray


Author: Dorothea Tanning
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462411411
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In ihren Erinnerungen schildert die Malerin Dorothea Tanning ihr Leben als Künstlerin und als Ehefrau von Max Ernst. Sie war 34 Jahre lang bis zu seinem Tod 1976 mit ihm zusammen.»Birthday« ist ein ungewöhnlicher Lebensbericht – dicht, farbenreich, von poetischer Kraft, ein surrealistisches Gemälde in literarischer Form.

History of the Surrealist Movement

Author: Gérard Durozoi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780226174112
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Tracing the movement from its origins in the 1920s to its decline in the 1950s and 1960s, Durozoi tells the history of Surrealism through its activities, publications, and reviews, demonstrating its close ties to some of the most explosive political, as well as creative, debates of the twentieth century. Unlike other histories, which focus mainly on the pre-World War II years of the movement in Paris, Durozoi covers both a wider chronological and geographic range, treating in detail the postwar years and Surrealism's colonization of Latin America, the United States, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Italy, and North Africa. Drawing on documentary and visual evidence--including 1,000 photos, many of them in color--he illuminates all the intellectual and artistic aspects of the movement, from literature and philosophy to painting, photography, and film. All the Surrealist stars and their most important works are here--Aragon, Borges, Breton, Buñuel, Cocteau, Crevel, Dalí, Desnos, Ernst, Man Ray, Soupault, and many more--for all of whom Durozoi has provided brief biographical notes in addition to featuring them in the main text.

Photography and Surrealism

Author: David Bate
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860643798
Format: PDF
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This clear and challenging re-evaluation of the status and usage of photographic images in historical surrealism puts surrealism's fundamental issues back into the framework of its historical purpose and function. David Bate asks what a surrealist photograph actually is. He discusses automatism and the photographic image, the surrealist passion for insanity, their ambivalent use of Orientalism and adoption of Sadean philosophy and the effect of fascism on the surrealists. Locating the use of photography by surrealists within the cultural discourses of that historical moment, Photography and Surrealism is a genuinely original contribution to the field. The book is illustrated with a range of surrealist images.