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Crime & Faits Divers

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The surrealists were interested in sensational crimes, often ones committed through passion and those that were sometimes bizarre. But their curiosity was excited by faits divers (news items) in general: suicide, disappearances, and other...

Jindřich Štyrský

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Jindřich Štyrský was one of the founders and leading members of the surrealist movement in Czechoslovakia. In a relatively short time, he had produced an immense body of work which has yet to be fully appreciated for its significant...

Devětsil

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Founded in Prague in October 1920, the Devětsil Artistic Union (after 1925 known as the Devětsil Union for Modern Culture) brought together artists in multiple fields who were devoted to leftist politics and modernist aesthetics. In 1923...

International Surrealist Bulletin

Georges Sebbag

A writer with a doctorate in philosophy, Georges Sebbag participated in the activities of the surrealist group in Paris from 1964 to 1969. He has written texts on time and many books about surrealism. His most recent are Potence avec paratonnerre, Surréalisme et philosophie (2012) and Foucault Deleuze, Nouvelles Impressions du Surréalisme (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Between 27 March and 10 April 1935, André and Jacqueline Breton, Paul and Nusch Éluard were visiting Prague. The following month, the Bretons and Benjamin Péret traveled to the Canary Islands. A year later, in June–July 1936, Breton...

The City

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Although the city was not a clearly defined category within surrealism, the modern urban environment, with its shop windows, billboards, kiosks, cafes, and inhabitants, functioned as a field of encounters, an unpredictable labyrinth open...

Photography

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...In the winter of 2009/10, the Centre Pompidou in Paris mounted the exhibition La Subversion des images, certainly the most compendious showing of surrealist photography yet assembled. There were over 400 images and other artifacts...

Graphic Design

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...While scholarship on the history of graphic design pays generous attention to twentieth-century movements and individuals, it rarely considers surrealism. The fact that surrealists themselves rarely discussed the field, let alone theorized...

Alchemy

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Alchemy was one of many esoteric traditions explored by the surrealists, beginning with their early séance-inspired trance sessions during the period of sleeps (époque des sommeils). Literary and visual references can be found...

Analogon

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...During the first half of 1968 the political situation in Czechoslovakia, for the first time since the Second World War, allowed Vratislav Effenberger to contemplate publication of a surrealist review, to be called Aura. The collective...

Collage

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Arp’s papiers déchirés and Miró’s papiers collés; Ernst’s collages-découpages or Hugnet’s poèmes-découpages; Magritte’s painted collages and Penrose’s paper collages; Schwitters’ Merz, Luca’s cubomania, Mariën’s étrécissements; Dalí...