The History of Surrealism
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989 - 351 pagina's
"I believe," André Breton said, "in the future resolution of the states of dream and reality--in appearance so contradictory--in a sort of absolute reality, or surréalité." The Surrealist movement, born in the 1920s out of the ferment of Dada, committed to revolution against bourgeois rationalism, and inspired by Freudian exploration of the unconscious, has reverberated more widely and deeply than perhaps any other art movement in our century. Its automatism, biomorphic shapes, visionary mode, and manipulation of found objects mark the work of artists as different as Ernst, Miró, Magritte, and Dali.
Maurice Nadeau's History of Surrealism, first published in French in 1944 and in English in 1965, has become a classic. It is both lucid and authoritative--by far the best overall account of this complex movement. Nadeau traces the evolution of Surrealism, bringing to life its many internal debates about politics and art. He relates the movement to its intellectual and artistic environment. And he provides the statements and manifestos of Breton, Aragon, Tzara, and others.
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But they were ready to form a kind of " united front ” with para - communist organizations or with revolutionary intellectuals seeking the enlightenment of Lenin and Trotsky . On the first level was the Clarté group , with which there ...
Mistakenly , it would appear , for they observed that some of their friends “ pretended not to understand , ” notably the Belgian surrealists Paul Nougé and Camille Goemans , who wrote them : “ You have decided to join the Communist ...
-ANDRÉ BRETON 1 T WAS DEFINED in 1931 by three tracts against the Colonial Exposition and by an active participation in the communists anti - colonial exposition . Aragon and Éluard , notably , had installed and decorated certain ...
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Very comprehensive history of the movement largely based on the group's documents: manifestos, edicts, articles, and speeches. Unfortunately that means that the individual participants remain sketchy ... Volledige review lezen
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