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Dora Maar

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Dora Maar is most famous as Picasso’s lover and the subject of several of his greatest paintings of the later thirties like The Weeping Woman. However, she was also an accomplished photographer and painter associated with the surrealists...

F. E. McWilliam

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Irish sculptor who worked in wood, stone, and bronze. Influenced by African sculpture and by the work of Arp and Brancusi, he visited the International Surrealist Exhibition in London in 1936 and joined the London group soon after, although...

Francisco Madariaga

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet of Argentina’s wild northern province, Madariaga participated in the Argentine Surrealist Group founded by Aldo Pellegrini and Enrique Molina in 1952, publishing in its journal A partir de cero (Starting from Zero). Anti-intellectual...

Mikuláš Medek

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The painter Mikuláš Medek was a leading member of the Czechoslovak surrealist group that reconvened in the 1950s; together with his wife, the photographer Emila Medková, he made an important contribution to the group’s critical debates...

Robert Melville

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Art critic and journalist, he was a member of the Birmingham Surrealists in the 1930s and 1940s and a biographer of Picasso. Moving to London in 1947 he worked for E. L. T. Mesens at the London Gallery...

Jacques Abeille

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Initially involved in the para-surrealist group Parapluycha in Bordeaux from 1966, and on friendly terms with the surrealist artist Pierre Molinier from that city, Abeille is an important writer who has participated in surrealism since...

E. L. T. Mesens

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...It seemed obvious, throughout the first twenty-three years of Mesens’ life, that he would become one of the most inspired avant-garde composers of his time. But fate had it otherwise. Born on November 27, 1903 in Brussels “without God...

The Image

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Preliminary Words The first thing to be said is that, almost a century after the surrealist adventure began to deal with the phenomenon of the image, and specifically with the “surrealist image,” this has become too vast an area for any...

Wassily Kandinsky

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...During the years he lived in Paris (1933–44) Wassily Kandinsky was diversely labeled by French critics as a Russian folk artist, a fauvist, cubist, or surrealist. The surrealists themselves welcomed him when he settled in Paris...

Pierre de Massot

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Having taken a significant part in Dada activities, Pierre de Massot participated fitfully in surrealism until 1936, when he left to commit himself to the French Communist Party; which he left in turn in response to the invasion of Hungary...