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Giovanna

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A member of the last group formed around André Breton during his lifetime, Giovanna is a plastic artist and writer living in Paris. Her inventive abilities and black humor have long been recognized by some major poets and painters...

Luis Buñuel

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction Undoubtedly the most important surrealist filmmaker, Luis Buñuel’s direct involvement in the movement was nevertheless of relatively short duration, lasting no more than three years (1929–32), during which time he made only...

Eva Švankmajerová

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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...“The golden polished wardrobe is locked. Scattered memory does not know where the keys are. Whichever mercenary kicks the locks open and in desperation, does not understand anything – well, it will get even worse when he starts...

Jane Graverol

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Long Shadow of Symbolism The surrealist painter Jane Graverol was born into an avant-garde milieu through her father, Alexandre Graverol, who was a symbolist painter and engraver in Belgium associated with Paul Verlaine and the Paris...

Panique

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Panique (Panic) was a collaboratively imagined aesthetic and philosophical approach that formed in Paris in the early 1960s, and was soon accompanied by a wide variety of texts, graphic media, actions, performances, and eventually filmic...

Annie Le Brun

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Like the surrealist movement itself, Annie Le Brun’s trajectory has been visibly nourished by an uncompromising protest against the unacceptable nature of the human condition, but is equally driven by the surrealist challenge...

Claude Cahun

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...If Claude Cahun’s active participation in surrealist activities came relatively late (she was thirty-eight years old in 1932), the sympathy she testified for it from the outset was precocious, and was constantly reaffirmed. In a letter...

María Izquierdo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Mexican painter María Izquierdo created artworks that synthesize indigenist and folkloric imagery with a surrealist-influenced oneirism. Her paintings offer disjointed visions of time and perspective, with unsettling juxtapositions...

Nelly Kaplan

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Background Born in Buenos Aires, Nelly Kaplan’s life has been marked by objective chance. Having left her home city as a twenty-two-year-old on a ship bound for France and without knowing a word of French, she settled in Paris...

Lee Miller

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When Lee Miller died in 1977, her obituary in The Times was brief: “Lady Penrose, wife of Sir Roland Penrose, Chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, died on July 21. She was Lee Miller, an American who had been a photographer...