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Frida Kahlo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A central figure in the development of modernism in Mexico, Frida Kahlo created paintings that combine her deeply personal experiences—humorous, tragic, and romantic—with elements of Mesoamerican and Mexican popular cultures. Her work...

Childhood

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

Encyclopedia Article

...Childhood has a sovereign value for surrealism. In the face of the failed priorities of the contemporary world, the first Manifesto’s opening paragraph specifies childhood—a state every one of us has known—as the first and defining...

Mexico

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Surrealism in Mexico has followed dual or parallel tracks. On the one hand, beginning in the war years a vital community of European émigrés lived and thrived in the country, producing substantial bodies of work and pushing the movement...