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Artür Harfaux

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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...A cartoonist, photographer, and film scenarist, Artür Harfaux participated in Le Grand Jeu before joining the surrealist group in 1932. Harfaux was involved in Contre-Attaque in 1935–6, and signed several surrealist tracts in 1947–8. Close...

Le Grand Jeu

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...From Simplisme to the Grand Jeu The origin of the Grand Jeu is to be found in Rheims in 1922 with the meeting of four secondary school pupils: René Daumal, newly arrived in second grade, and three pupils already linked through friendship...

Contre-Attaque

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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...Contre-Attaque (Counter-Attack) was an ephemeral political grouping that existed between October 1935 and May 1936; its purpose was to push the Popular Front, which had been formed the previous July to counter the rise of fascism in France,...

Object

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...A crisis of the object dawned when goods and artifacts marked with the stamp of utility overran and shaped society. Marcel Duchamp replied to the mass-produced object by ironically choosing the ready-made. The surrealists pursued...