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Antonin Artaud

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Antonin Artaud was a poet and theater theorist whose passage through the surrealist group lasted only two years, from late 1924 till late 1926, but whose contributions to surrealist publications only tapered off in 1928. Notwithstanding...

Frida Kahlo

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A central figure in the development of modernism in Mexico, Frida Kahlo created paintings that combine her deeply personal experiences—humorous, tragic, and romantic—with elements of Mesoamerican and Mexican popular cultures. Her work...

Saúl Kaminer

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A painter and sculptor, Saúl Kaminer moved to Paris in 1976 after studying pre-Columbian architecture in Mexico. He was a member of Magie-Image, a group of Latin American artists in Paris who were indebted to the work of Wifredo Lam...

Alan Glass

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...With Joseph Cornell and Anthony Earnshaw, Alan Glass is one of surrealism’s greatest makers of objects and assemblages. He came into contact with the surrealists in Paris in the 1950s, and his first solo show of drawings was organized...

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...

Wolfgang Paalen

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Wolfgang Paalen was an Austrian-Mexican painter, born on July 22, 1905 who, after a short commitment to the Abstraction-Création group, joined the French surrealists in 1935. He was soon noted for his paintings with candle smoke (fumage...

Remedios Varo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...André Breton proposed in his Second Manifesto of Surrealism (1929) that the occultation of surrealism would be a further means to overcome the limitations of rationality. Remedios Varo, allied with Leonora Carrington in her newly-adopted...

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...It is always intriguing but problematic to consider artistic work which has come to stand for the culture in which it has been created. This is certainly the case with the photography of Manuel Álvarez Bravo, who, both inside Mexico...

Luis Buñuel

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction Undoubtedly the most important surrealist filmmaker, Luis Buñuel’s direct involvement in the movement was nevertheless of relatively short duration, lasting no more than three years (1929–32), during which time he made only...

Alberto Gironella

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mexican painter and assemblage artist Alberto Gironella was closely affiliated with the surrealist movement in Paris and Mexico in the 1960s. Self-taught as a painter, Gironella was part of a generation that rejected the political...