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Kurt Seligmann

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kurt Seligmann was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1900. He first took up the study of art at the École des Beaux-Arts, Geneva in 1918–19. Due to family obligations, Seligmann left art school and took up the management of his father...

Window Display

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...During the nineteenth century shop windows assumed a central role promoting commerce in major metropolitan areas. As pedestrian traffic increased along newly designed boulevards so too did opportunities to attract prospective buyers...

Magic

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Surrealism’s conception of magic, which became a key—if contentious—element in the activity of the French group in the post-war era, draws on both “primitive” mythology and occultism. Magic is a notoriously slippery term in scholarly...

Canada

Steven Harris

Steven Harris is associate professor in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture programme at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He writes on surrealism and related phenomena. 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

Encyclopedia Article

...The history of surrealism in Canada begins in the late 1930s, with visits by Arlette and Kurt Seligmann to the Kispiox band in northern British Columbia in 1938, and of Wolfgang Paalen, Alice Rahon, and Eva Sulzer to British Columbia...

The Primitive

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Our Integral Primitivism For surrealism the primitive was both a critical force to challenge and disrupt the values of Western civilization and part of an enduring engagement with alterity and difference. It encompassed not only...

Dream

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 believe in the “omnipotence” of dream. They noted their dreams and published them without interpreting them. Although the dream according to Freud is the royal road to the unconscious, the surrealists agree with Grandville...

Furniture

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

Encyclopedia Article

...The penultimate essay of André Breton’s Surrealism and Painting is a short text dated December 3, 1964 devoted to Ugo Sterpini and Fabio de Sanctis, working collaboratively under the name Officina Undici (“Workshop Eleven”), creators...

USA

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...The United States of America did not loom large in the surrealist imaginary during the first decades of the movement’s existence. In the second half of the twentieth century, North America’s impact on surrealism’s history was much greater...

Interior Design

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

Encyclopedia Article

...The idea of surrealism and interior design is likely to conjure up visions of fantastic or uncanny rooms from the tropes of film and music video sets, department store windows or fashion photography. Surrealism has exerted a pervasive...

Object

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...A crisis of the object dawned when goods and artifacts marked with the stamp of utility overran and shaped society. Marcel Duchamp replied to the mass-produced object by ironically choosing the ready-made. The surrealists pursued...