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Jacques Lacan

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...We know that in his youth Jacques Lacan was very close to the surrealists, especially Salvador Dalí and René Crevel as well as to André Breton himself, and that this association influenced him in a way that had a lasting effect on him...

The Marvelous

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 Marvelous The marvelous is one of the key concepts of surrealism, but it is also one of those that is most difficult to grasp. Invoked peremptorily by Breton in the first Manifesto (“the marvelous is always beautiful, anything...

Madness

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...The surrealists’ relationship to madness was fraught with complications and complexities, so much so that it may be best summarized by Salvador Dalí’s remark that the only difference between himself and a madman was that he was not mad...

Jewelry

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

...More intricate than it at first appears, the topic of jewelry opens onto problems of delight and distinction, the body and its exultation, nature and artifact, the latencies of the object as it intercedes between the individual...

Psychoanalysis

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Surrealism in France, as a movement of thought and not only as a means of poetic and artistic expression, has been in constant dialogue with nascent psychoanalysis, which emanated from institutional psychiatry in the early decades...