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Maurice Henry

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

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction A poet, journalist, and painter, Maurice Henry is best known as the most important surrealist cartoonist whose sardonic drawings are marked by a refusal to take the fact of life seriously. The emphasis here should...

Le Grand Jeu

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Object

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

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

Encyclopedia Article

...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,...

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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

Encyclopedia Article

...The idea of surrealism can be said to have been involuntarily, if not immaculately, conceived in 1916, when André Breton met Jacques Vaché in a military hospital in Nantes. From that moment it underwent a gestation period of eight years...