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Roberto Matta

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Roberto Matta stated on many occasions that he was born on 11. 11. 1911 at 11 o’clock in the evening in Santiago de Chile. If this series of four times 11 is perfect at a mnemonic level, we can’t be sure that this birth date entirely...

DYN

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...DYN (derived from the Greek κατὰ τὸ δυνατόν, that which potentially comes into being) was a counter-surrealist magazine, published in English and French by the surrealist painter Wolfgang Paalen during his exile in Mexico between 1942...

Quantum Mechanics

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The far-reaching transformations of early Modernism were shaped by scientific and artistic revolutions alike. This article aims to outline arguable links between the isochronic development of two distinguished agents in the supposedly...

Jazz

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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...To understand the surrealists’ engagement with jazz, we might begin by considering the performance of a song: Abbey Lincoln’s 1961 recording of “When Malindy Sings” on the album Straight Ahead. Based on a poem by nineteenth-century black...

Window Display

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...During the nineteenth century shop windows assumed a central role promoting commerce in major metropolitan areas. As pedestrian traffic increased along newly designed boulevards so too did opportunities to attract prospective buyers...

VVV

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...VVV was the publication of the émigré surrealists during their wartime exile in New York. Edited by David Hare, with André Breton, Max Ernst, and later Marcel Duchamp acting as editorial advisers, it ran for four issues, with issue 2–3...

London Bulletin

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...When E.L.T. Mesens took over the London Gallery, with Roland Penrose’s and, to a lesser degree, Anton Zwemmer’s financial help, on February 27, 1938 he was providing the recently formed Surrealist Group in England with headquarters...

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...

Automatism

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...In 1889, Pierre Janet published L’automatisme psychologique, a work based on his clinical research with patients diagnosed as hysterics. Janet had observed them exhibiting both a “primary” and a “secondary consciousness,” in such a manner...

Chile

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Cultural exchange between France and Chile was well established by the beginning of the twentieth century, so that the arrival in Santiago of publications soon after their release in Europe was followed by their quick translation...