Undercover surrealism: Georges Bataille and Documents
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. "Copublished by Hayward Gallery Publishing, London"
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The Legend of the Queen of Sheba, Ethiopian Painting (230 x 88 cm), Collection
of Marcel Gri A Spread from DOCUMENTS, 7, ic|3o B Anon, Michel Inns. i to ti ' '' г
First Row 1. The adoration of the Sot^ijJ Ki::g by the ppoplp of Tigray 2 A-abos ...
The reception of the merchant by the Queen of Sheba 3. Presentation of gifts for
Solomon 4. The merchant returning to his country 5. The reception of the
merchant by Solomon 6. The Queen holding council on the subject of a voyage to
the of ...
Among the favourite subjects of this modern popular art was the Legend of the
Queen of Sheba, a pictorial narrative told, comic strip-wise, in some 20 to 30
episodes, which was an unfailing success among foreign visitors, but also a
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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
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DOCTRINES TThe Appearance of Things Simon Baker MAX ERNSTS HUNOREOHEAOLESS WOMAN Translation Robert Oesnos
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