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Victor Brauner

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Victor Brauner, a surrealist painter? Yes, and no. He wouldn’t be the last to contest the pertinence of the description. He saw surrealism as a morality, not as a party: “It’s a movement,” he told a journalist in 1965, “that has brought...

Paul Celan

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 major poets and translators of the twentieth century, Paul Celan moved to Bucharest in 1945 and became involved with the surrealist circle there until he left for Vienna in 1947. Although never a member of this group, his first...

Virgil Teodorescu

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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...Poet, essayist and translator who edited an avant-garde journal in Romania, Liceu in 1932, before participating in the Surrealist Group in Bucharest during the war years and its immediate aftermath. Teodorescu’s poetry included bold...

Paul Păun/Paon

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Paul Paon was a bilingual poet, plastic artist, and also a practicing surgeon. At age 15, he chose the pseudonym Paul PĂun, which he changed to the French spelling, Paon, after emigrating from Romania in 1961. Our text uses the appropriate...

Jules Perahim

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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...A painter who participated in surrealist activities in Bucharest during the 1930s. Having fled from Romania to the Soviet Union in 1940, he become a convert to socialist realism upon his return to Romania in 1944, to the disgust of his...

Gherasim Luca

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 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Until relatively recently, the name Gherasim Luca was known to only a small group of readers; even within the history of surrealism, as a member of a small, relatively short-lived and poorly-documented Central European group, he might have...

Jacques Hérold

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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...Herold Blumer arrived in Paris in 1930 and soon assumed the name Jacques Hérold. A drawing published in Documents 34 in June 1934 marks his first contribution to a surrealist publication. This drawing, which portrays two characters...

Gellu Naum

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In April 1935 in Bucharest, prompted by a poster advertising an art exhibit, Romanian poet Gellu Naum met Victor Brauner at the latter’s show at Galeria Mozart. It so happened that the gallery was empty that day and Brauner approached him...

Romania

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Summary Although there was no self-declared surrealist group in Romania until the 1940s—when Gherasim Luca, Gellu Naum, Virgil Teodorescu, Trost (whose given name Dolfi, for Adolf, he omitted from all his surrealist texts), and Paul Păun...