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Joseph Sima

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Joseph Sima’s life can be divided roughly into four periods: the Czech period, which is that of his childhood, about which he would always keep a vivid memory, and also that of his apprenticeship as a painter; the Parisian era, during which...

Jindřich Štyrský

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Jindřich Štyrský was one of the founders and leading members of the surrealist movement in Czechoslovakia. In a relatively short time, he had produced an immense body of work which has yet to be fully appreciated for its significant...

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...

Karel Teige

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Group of Surrealists in Czechoslovakia (Skupina surrealistů v Československu, hereafter GSC) was officially established in March 1934. Although this was a decade after André Breton’s Manifesto of Surrealism, it would be a mistake to see...

Devětsil

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Founded in Prague in October 1920, the Devětsil Artistic Union (after 1925 known as the Devětsil Union for Modern Culture) brought together artists in multiple fields who were devoted to leftist politics and modernist aesthetics. In 1923...

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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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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 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Founded in 1934 and still vibrant today, surrealism in Czechoslovakia (now Czechia and Slovakia) has good claim to be considered the most significant international manifestation of the movement after France. This is partly on account of its...