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Catalina Chervin

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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...Chervin is a painter of visceral images evoking human internal shadows and obscurities. Living through the dark age of Argentina’s military dictatorship, her works seem a remembrance of such darkness, not by representing it directly...

Roberto Aizenberg

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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...Originally an architect, Roberto Aizenberg turned to painting when studying with Juan Batlle Planas, becoming one of the most important surrealist artists in Latin America. His architectural background is apparent in his images of isolated...

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...

Virginia Tentindo

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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...The daughter of Italian immigrants in Argentina, Virginia Tentindo’s parents encouraged her passion for music and dance, which are an important source for her graphic work and sculptures which she defines as “a practice of the body...

Enrique Molina

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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...Argentine poet who founded the surrealist journal A Partir de Cero in Buenos Aires in 1952 in order to counter the influence of the journal Sur edited by Victoria Ocampo, which he felt was too much shaped by European culture in a snobbish...

Roger Caillois

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Described in 1974 by journalist Hector Bianciotti as “the last Encyclopedist,” Roger Caillois is best known for his involvement with surrealism and his sociological writings on myth, games, and the sacred. He was also the first French...

Alejandra Pizarnik

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Flora Alejandra Pizarnik was an Argentinian poet, writer and essayist, whose rather small number of works, troubled life and early death made her a cult figure for many contemporary readers. She “. . . was the last incarnation of a poète...

Victor Chab

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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...A self-taught artist, Chab met Juan Andralis in 1952 just before Andralis moved to Paris to become a member of the surrealist group there, and Chab then learned French in order to read surrealist texts first-hand. He first exhibited...

Aldo Pellegrini

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Aldo Pellegrini is widely considered the founder of Argentine surrealism and a pioneer of Latin American surrealism. Born to an Italian immigrant family in the northern industrial city of Rosario, Pellegrini settled in Buenos Aires in 1921,...

Juan Batlle Planas

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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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...A major artist, poet, theoretician, and teacher in Argentina, Juan Batlle Planas was initially oriented to art through his uncle, José Planas Casas. Batlle Planas was introduced to Zen thought in 1928, and made his first experiments...