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Wilhelm Freddie

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...One of the most conspicuous and intransigent of all surrealist artists in Scandinavia, Wilhelm Freddie was primarily a painter, but soon extended his production to include media such as collage, montage, photography, objects, shop window...

Mannequins

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduced in the nineteenth century, at a time when commercial retailers were seeking to attract prospective consumers both inside and outside their shops, mannequins helped milliners, hairdressers, clothiers, and department stores promote...

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

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...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...

Denmark

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduction Although surrealism gave rise to a number of significant moments in Danish art history, it represents a relatively elusive chapter. Only a few artists, such as Wilhelm Freddie (1909–95), remained true to its fundamental aims...

Sweden

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Before the 1980s, Sweden was a typical peripheral country in surrealism, where many painters and poets were influenced by surrealism but there was very little surrealist activity as such. Especially in the 1930s and 1940s, certain...

Fashion

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 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...In its concern for what is deep-seated but not yet revealed, for that which is never fashionable, surrealism may be judged an antonym of the term “fashion” (albeit that this statement begins to blur the distinction between a specific...

Film

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

Encyclopedia Article

...For the first-generation surrealists the cinema was a revelation of their childhood and adolescence. André Breton himself was born in 1896, the very year the Lumière brothers were arranging their first screenings and therefore he and other...