Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and Documents
Hayward Gallery, 2006 - 271 pagina's
In the Paris art world of the 1920s, Georges Bataille and his journal DOCUMENTS represented a dissident branch of surrealism. Bataille—poet, philosopher, writer, and self-styled "enemy within" surrealism—used DOCUMENTS to put art into violent confrontation with popular culture, ethnography, film, and archaeology. Undercover Surrealism, taking the visual richness of DOCUMENTS as its starting point, recovers the explosive and vital intellectual context of works by Picasso, Dali, Miro, Giacometti, and others in 1920s Paris. Featuring 180 color images and translations of original texts from DOCUMENTS accompanied by essays and shorter descriptive texts, Undercover Surrealism recreates and recontextualizes Bataille's still unsettling approach to culture. Putting Picasso's Three Dancers back into its original context of sex, sacrifice, and violence, for example, then juxtaposing it with images of gang wars, tribal masks, voodoo ritual, Hollywood musicals, and jazz, makes the urgency and excitement of Bataille's radical ideas startlingly vivid to a twenty-first-century reader.
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123) Andre'' Mosson (1896- 1987) The Wing (L'aile), 1925 Oil on canvas 55 x 38
Staatliche Musern zu Berlin. ... 125) Andre Masson The Dead Horses (Les
ChevauxMorts), 1927 Oil and sand on canvas 46x55 Centre Pompidou, Paris.
137) Joan Miro Phintmg (Peinture), 1930 Oil on canvas C ientre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée national d'art moderne Centre de creation industrielle. Gift of Pierre Loeb (
Paris) in 1949 (on permanent loan to Musée Cantini. Marseille) AM 2853 P ...
Pre-Cortesian, 13* 16'• C. Mexico: Tilantongo Region Iconic script screenfold The
Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex fig-M(p-^6) Joan Miro Painting (The
Magic of Colour), 1930 Oil on canvas 150.5 x 225 The Menil Collection, Houston
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Art historian Ades, the author of several books on Surrealism and Dadaism, and Baker (art history, Univ. of Nottingham), a member of the editorial group of theOxford Art Journal , here tell the story ... Volledige review lezen
DOCTRINES The Appearance of Things Simon Baker
ARCHAEOLOGY CFB Miller
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