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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...

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...

Bona

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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...

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...

Wilhelm Freddie

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...One of the most conspicuous and intransigent of all surrealist artists in Scandinavia, Wilhelm Freddie was primarily a painter, but soon extended his production to include media such as collage, montage, photography, objects, shop window...

Louis Aragon

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...To the end of his life, Louis Aragon proclaimed his admiration for Maurice Barrès who contributed so much to his intellectual and romantic formation. Just as there were two Barrès (the Barrès of the Culte du moi, an anarchist and follower...

Wifredo Lam

Dawn Ades

Dawn Ades is Professor Emerita at the University of Essex. Her publications include Dada and Surrealism (1974), Photomontage (1976), Salvador Dali (1982), Andre Masson (1994), Marcel Duchamp (with Neil Cox and David Hopkins, 1999), Surrealism in Latin America: Vivisimo muerto (with Rita Eder and Gabriela Speranza) (2012). She has curated or co-curated many major exhibitions on surrealism and linked themes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Richardson

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Background A painter who later worked with ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture, Wifredo Lam was associated with surrealism from the end of the 1930s when he came to Paris following involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Lam’s artistic...

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...