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Pierre Naville

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Pierre Naville was an important political figure in the early years of the French surrealist movement. Before leaving the Paris surrealist group in 1929, he contributed to its orientation towards the Communist movement and, after 1936...

Philosophical Pessimism

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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...One of the most crucial elements of surrealism is the emphasis and importance it places on doubt, a doubt that would become absolute. The experience of the first-generation surrealists, especially the fact that they lived through the First...

Death

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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...“Surrealism will introduce you to death, which is a secret society.” These enigmatic words from the Manifesto of Surrealism mark an important aspect of early surrealism. Breton’s sentence is followed by another that is equally enigmatic...

Love

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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...The surrealists invented or reconceived at the same time the formal collage that subverted the fine arts, the emotional collage that electrifies individuals, and the temporal collage that magnetizes bursts of duration. There would...

Painting

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Can we speak of surrealist painting? In “Artistic Genesis and Perspective of Surrealism” (1941), André Breton presents Dada and surrealism as movements with a mandate to “bring about the fusion of poetry and the plastic arts” (Breton, 1972:...

La Main à Plume

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is Professor of Visual Culture at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, and has published widely on international surrealism. As an artist and writer, he has also participated in the activities of contemporary surrealist groups. 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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...The story of French surrealism during the Occupation is one of the more intriguing but neglected chapters in the history of the movement, and despite the publication of a comprehensive history (Fauré, 1982) and anthology (Vernay and Walter,...

Marxism

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Overview Given the pervasive influence of Marxism on twentieth-century history and thought, it is no surprise that it inflects the history of surrealism. Along with psychoanalysis, Marxism represents a major point of reference: as André...

La Révolution Surréaliste

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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...La Révolution surréaliste, the surrealist journal par excellence, is the one that has acquired the greatest renown. Its eleven issues, from December 1924 to December 1929, mark a turning point in the history of the movement. Littérature...

Collage

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Arp’s papiers déchirés and Miró’s papiers collés; Ernst’s collages-découpages or Hugnet’s poèmes-découpages; Magritte’s painted collages and Penrose’s paper collages; Schwitters’ Merz, Luca’s cubomania, Mariën’s étrécissements; Dalí...