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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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Dora Maar is most famous as Picasso’s lover and the subject of several of his greatest paintings of the later thirties like The Weeping Woman. However, she was also an accomplished photographer and painter associated with the surrealists...

Animals

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...The urban milieu of the city of Paris was both the physical and in no small way the symbolic backdrop against which surrealism unfolded. Its centrality is famously codified in Aragon’s Paris Peasant and Breton’s Nadja as well...

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...

Set Design

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

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...Stage settings, lighting and props; production photographs of plays, ballets, and operas; evocative sketches for scenography proposals: at a glance, set design of any kind often evokes more than a hint of surrealism. Though it’s a topic...

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,...