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Melusina

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Melusina is a fairy-woman of medieval legend, associated with enchantment, regeneration, and the marvelous. Although certainly derived from an earlier cult of Celtic fertility goddesses, the name itself is first recorded in Jean d’Arras’ La...

Bona

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The niece of Italian painter Filippo De Pisis, Bona participated in surrealism after meeting the writer André Pieyre de Mandiargues in 1947, whom she later married. She is particularly noted for her collages made from textiles and natural...

Alejandra Pizarnik

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Flora Alejandra Pizarnik was an Argentinian poet, writer and essayist, whose rather small number of works, troubled life and early death made her a cult figure for many contemporary readers. She “. . . was the last incarnation of a poète...

John Welson

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A “third-generation English surrealist” Born in Hereford in the UK in 1953, John W. Welson has been one of the most uncompromising and faithful of the third-generation surrealists in Britain, as Michel Remy (2013) has noted. He started...

Jean Markale

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet and historian, Markale spent his life researching pre-Christian and medieval culture and was a specialist in Celtic studies. He first came into contact with the surrealists in the 1950s, collaborating in particular on their journal...

Pierre Alechinsky

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Biographical Notes/Participation in Surrealism Pierre Alechinsky was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1927. He began the study of art at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs in Brussels in 1944, also called La...

Maurice Baskine

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Maurice Baskine, “the one who,” according to André Breton, “discloses wholeheartedly,” was born in Kharkov in the Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire, on October 7, 1901, under the sign of Libra. He lived in France from 1905 until his...

Bill Howe

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Having studied philosophy, Bill Howe became interested in surrealism and started to draw and experiment with “contourages” (ink drawings over photographic prints). In 1994 he was a founder member, with Kenneth Cox and Sarah Metcalf...

Yves Elléouët

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The writer and painter Yves Elléouët was born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, a few miles east of Paris. He spent the period of the occupation in La Roche-Maurice in Finistère in western Brittany and he would come to identify very closely...

Eugenio Granell

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Published in Puerto Rico in 1951, Isla cofre mítico is characteristic of Eugenio Granell’s work. This beautiful book, with drawings by the author, is a personal text that tries to elevate the island to the dimension of a myth, not unlike...