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Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes

Michael Richardson

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...One of the most committed Parisian Dadaists, Ribemont-Dessaignes was one of the few who showed little interest in abandoning his commitment to it in favor of surrealism. His dislike of polemic and of Breton’s personality played a part...

Pierre de Massot

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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...

René Crevel

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...René Crevel hasn’t avoided an instrumentalization of his work overriding its understanding and reading, thus reducing the writing to a discourse with a direct “political” effect. Critics have always enjoyed underlining the antagonisms...

Jacques Rigaut

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

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...In many ways more of a Dadaist than a surrealist, Jacques Rigaut took to its limits the philosophical pessimism that underlay the surrealist attitude, making, as he put it, suicide his vocation. Treating life as nothing more than a sick...

Francis Picabia

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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...Francis Picabia is best known as a Dada painter. But while this maverick, larger than life individual often seemed to enjoy promoting as many styles and philosophies as there were moments in a day, and if his significance may lie as much...

Tristan Tzara

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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...A writer, poet and theorist, Tristan Tzara is best known as a leading protagonist of Dada. As such, he played a major role in the story of Paris Dada, a substantial context for the formation of surrealism. This relationship ended...

Enrico Baj

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The reputation of this painter of Italian origin grew in 1951 when, with Sergio Dangelo, he founded the Movimento Nucleare, a movement that referred to Dadaist spontaneity and surrealist automatism, as well as to unfortunately topical...

Benjamin Péret

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When asked in 1934 “What is Surrealism?” André Breton answered: “the beauty of Benjamin Péret upon hearing the words family, religion or country”. Paul Éluard, who collaborated with him in “bringing up to date” 152 proverbs had...

Théodore Fraenkel

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A childhood friend of André Breton’s, Théodore Fraenkel participated in Dada and early surrealism. Greeted in the first Manifesto with “there’s T. Fraenkel waving to us from his captive balloon,” but thereafter concentrating on his medical...

Raymond Queneau

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The importance of surrealism in Raymond Queneau’s life and work might seem quite limited. Queneau’s participation in surrealist activity was brief (January 1925 to the end of 1929) and was partly interrupted by his departure for the army...