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Simon Hantaï

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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...One of the more original artists to emerge in surrealism after World War II, Simon Hantaï broke with the movement in 1955, going on to become a major figure in abstract art known for his development of a systematic “pliage” or “Folding...

Religion

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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...The topic of religion and surrealism may, at first glance, appear straightforward to deal with. Throughout its history surrealism has consistently rejected the notion of religion as it is ordinarily understood, that is as an organized...

Clovis Trouille

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 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Born in La Fère, in Picardy in Northern France, Clovis Trouille went to school in Amiens where he learned painting and drawing from an early age. His love of art was established when he was given a painted plate by a man visiting the city...

Acéphale

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Acéphale was an interdisciplinary project initiated and overseen by Georges Bataille from 1936 to 1939. Comprising both an illustrated public journal of religion, sociology, and philosophy, and an esoteric secret society whose members were...

Taoism

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Although André Breton could say in the Second Manifesto of Surrealism that “when it comes to revolt, none of us must have any need of ancestors” (Breton, 1969b: 127), the surrealists have never stopped looking through the history of ideas...