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Pierre Mabille

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Pierre Mabille, a man of great culture, an inventive doctor, curious about everything, close to the occultist Pierre Piobb, became a high-grade Freemason. He met André Breton and the surrealists in 1934, participated in the review Minotaure...

Magic

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Surrealism’s conception of magic, which became a key—if contentious—element in the activity of the French group in the post-war era, draws on both “primitive” mythology and occultism. Magic is a notoriously slippery term in scholarly...

Dialectic

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

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...Surrealist interest in dialectic as a methodology was an inherent part of its practice almost from the beginning. No doubt this interest first arose from the revelation of its discovery of the work of the Comte de Lautréamont/Isidore...

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

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...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...

Néon

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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...“To be nothing, To be everything, To open being.” The masthead of Néon, the recently re-formed Parisian surrealist group’s first journal after the Second World War, declared the movement’s orientation with singular penetration...

Astrology

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Astrology is an ancient science that considers the relation between the constellation of the stars and human destiny. In its essence, its practitioners consider the universe as a single dynamic organism, with man and the stars...

Vodou

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Vodou, the religion of Haiti organized around an expansive realm of lwa (spirits), formed during the country’s French colonial period, was an important component of the anti-colonial, anti-slavery revolution of 1791–1804. Vodou’s sèvitè...

Brazil

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...As a revolutionary and formative aspect of the emancipatory spirit, surrealism has been active in Brazil for several decades. Its developments can be grouped in different time periods. From Maria Martins to Michael Löwy and Sergio Lima...

The Primitive

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Our Integral Primitivism For surrealism the primitive was both a critical force to challenge and disrupt the values of Western civilization and part of an enduring engagement with alterity and difference. It encompassed not only...

Canada

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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...The history of surrealism in Canada begins in the late 1930s, with visits by Arlette and Kurt Seligmann to the Kispiox band in northern British Columbia in 1938, and of Wolfgang Paalen, Alice Rahon, and Eva Sulzer to British Columbia...