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Frida Kahlo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A central figure in the development of modernism in Mexico, Frida Kahlo created paintings that combine her deeply personal experiences—humorous, tragic, and romantic—with elements of Mesoamerican and Mexican popular cultures. Her work...

Alberto Savinio

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Biographical information and artistic debut Alberto Savinio, pseudonym of Andrea de Chirico, was an Italian writer and eclectic artist, the younger brother of “pictor optimus” Giorgio de Chirico and a descendant from the De Chirico family...

Lise Deharme

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Born on May 5, 1898 in Paris, the daughter of a well-known physician, Anne-Marie Hirtz soon began patronizing artistic circles and literary salons and started writing while still very young. In 1922 she published a first collection...

Jan Švankmajer

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction: making magic Born in Prague in 1934, Jan Švankmajer is a movie-maker, writer, puppeteer, object maker, ceramicist, collagist, and collector of curios. An active member since 1970 of the Czech and Slovak Surrealist Group...

Paul Delvaux

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction Paul Delvaux was a Belgian painter. Usually associated with surrealism and occasionally with Magical Realism, Delvaux always rejected such categorization of his work, maintaining that he only wanted to create “poetic realism.”...

Gisèle Prassinos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A typical femme-enfant? It would be wrong in truth to apply this ready-made image to Gisèle Prassinos. The figure of the femme-enfant, exalted by Breton in Arcane 17 especially, is firstly an object of desire. But among the women writers...

Roger Vitrac

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Encounter with Dada and surrealism Now known especially as the playwright who created Victor ou les Enfants au Pouvoir (Victor or Power to the Children), Roger Vitrac was, with Antonin Artaud, one of the few who wrote surrealist plays...

Rikki Ducornet

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ethics Rikki Ducornet is an American surrealist writer, poet, and artist born in Canton, New York, in 1943. Her childhood was spent on the campus of Bard College, in New York, where she also completed a BA in Fine Arts in 1964. She moved...

Hans Bellmer

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Feminine Body: Girls and Maidens Under the entry for “Bellmer, Hans” in the Abbreviated Dictionary of Surrealism of 1938, we read: “surrealist writer and painter, builder of large articulated dolls. Author of La Poupée, Jointures de...

Vítězslav Nezval

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Vítězslav Nezval ranks among the foremost Czech poets of the twentieth century. He is also the author significant works of prose. Known for his insistence on creative freedom and the development of the imagination, he is credited...