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Imagination

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Beloved imagination, what I like most in you is your unsparing quality. Stone Childhood is certainly greater than reality (Bachelard), and this because, nurtured and boundless, the imagination informs everything with values that increase...

Quantum Mechanics

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The far-reaching transformations of early Modernism were shaped by scientific and artistic revolutions alike. This article aims to outline arguable links between the isochronic development of two distinguished agents in the supposedly...

Gaston Bachelard

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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...Born in 1884 at Bar-sur-Aube, Gaston Bachelard remained true to its soil. Brought up in modest circumstances, a Post Office employee for a long time, in 1913 he applied for selection as a student-engineer in the telegraph office. Mobilized...

Cobra

Steven Harris

Steven Harris is associate professor in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture programme at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He writes on surrealism and related phenomena. 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

Encyclopedia Article

...Cobra (or COBRA, but never CoBrA, which is a later invention of critics and art historians), was founded in Paris on November 8, 1948 by artists and poets from Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands, who cultivated a northern artistic...

Alchemy

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Object

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...A crisis of the object dawned when goods and artifacts marked with the stamp of utility overran and shaped society. Marcel Duchamp replied to the mass-produced object by ironically choosing the ready-made. The surrealists pursued...