The History of Surrealism
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000 - 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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They created around this organization an “aura” of intellectuals and sympathizers
; they delivered severe blows to bourgeois ideology, and attempted to create in
opposition new values, following the example of the Soviets. If the surrealists had
Now these two attitudes were mutually exclusive. Hence the dilemma: was it
necessary to believe in “a liberation of the mind anterior to the abolition of the
bourgeois conditions of material life and to a certain point independent of such a
The surrealists sided vigorously with Charlot, whose freedom of behavior and
mind delighted them, and by denouncing his wife attacked bourgeois love
confined to the marriage laws." And the strictly surrealist work continued:
alongside Max ...
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