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The Image

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Preliminary Words The first thing to be said is that, almost a century after the surrealist adventure began to deal with the phenomenon of the image, and specifically with the “surrealist image,” this has become too vast an area for any...

René Magritte

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Belgian artist René Magritte is one of the most recognisable of the painters associated with surrealism. His popularity is largely due to the immediacy of his images which are easily legible, often witty, sometimes provocative, always...

Crime & Faits Divers

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The surrealists were interested in sensational crimes, often ones committed through passion and those that were sometimes bizarre. But their curiosity was excited by faits divers (news items) in general: suicide, disappearances, and other...

Les Lèvres Nues

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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...Les Lèvres nues (Naked Lips) was a periodical edited by Marcel Mariën in three series: twelve issues from 1954 to 1958; twelve issues from 1969 to 1975, and eighty-seven issues between 1987 and 1993. Since the last series was principally...

International Surrealist Bulletin

Georges Sebbag

A writer with a doctorate in philosophy, Georges Sebbag participated in the activities of the surrealist group in Paris from 1964 to 1969. He has written texts on time and many books about surrealism. His most recent are Potence avec paratonnerre, Surréalisme et philosophie (2012) and Foucault Deleuze, Nouvelles Impressions du Surréalisme (2015). 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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...Between 27 March and 10 April 1935, André and Jacqueline Breton, Paul and Nusch Éluard were visiting Prague. The following month, the Bretons and Benjamin Péret traveled to the Canary Islands. A year later, in June–July 1936, Breton...

Popular Culture

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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...Long before popular culture became a respectable subject of study, after having been taken up by Cultural Studies in the 1960s, it had been a topic of considerable interest for the surrealists. Unlike the proponents of Cultural Studies...

G.W.F. Hegel

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

...Hegel is, without doubt, the philosopher of surrealism. References to his work abound in surrealist writing and art work (is it possible to understand what is most significant in Magritte, for instance, without appreciation of what he owed...

Hats

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...In 1920, still a Dada artist in Cologne and working in his father-in-law’s hat-blocking business, the painter Max Ernst made two “peinto-peintures” (collages with over-painting) using cut-outs from millinery catalogues. One of them, The Hat...

Romanticism

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...France has a tradition of literary currents—and artistic avant-gardes—which follow one another and sometimes fit together so as ultimately to form a kind of construction pleasing to the eye—while reassuring literature teachers. Surrealism...

Animals

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...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...