A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil

Author: Max Ernst

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: 9780807610527

Category: Art

Page: 175

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Collages of illustrations provide bizarre images for a surrealistic novel about a young girl's apocalyptic dreams of hell and marriage to the celestial bridegroom

Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst

The Bride Shared

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198175131

Category: Art

Page: 211

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David Hopkins analyses the extensive network of shared concerns and images in the work of Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst, the greatest names associated with Dada and Surrealist art. This book covers a broad period from c.1912 to the mid-1940s, during which the emergence of Dada and Surrealismin Europe and the United States challenged earlier movements such as Cubism and Expressionism, creating scope for the expression of the unconscious fears and desires of artists acutely sensitive to the troubled nature of their times.Examining Duchamp's and Ernst's subversion and manipulation of religious and hermetic beliefs such as Catholicism, Rosicrucianism and Masonry, David Hopkins demonstrates the ways in which these esoteric concerns intersect with themes of peculiarly contemporary relevance, including the socialconstruction of gender and notions of ordering and taxonomy.This detailed comparison of components of Duchamp's and Ernst's work reveals fascinating structural patterns, enabling the reader to discover an entirely new way of understanding the mechanisms underlying Dada and Surrealist iconography.

The Optical Unconscious

Author: Rosalind E. Krauss

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262611053

Category: Art

Page: 353

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The Optical Unconscious is a protest against the official story of modernism and against the critical tradition that attempted to define modern art according to certain sacred truths. Rosalind Krauss tells the story of the optical unconscious, an unruly, disruptive force that haunted modernism from the 1920s to the 1950s, and which continues to disrupt it today.

Czech and Slovak Cinema

Author: Peter Hames

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686835

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Examines the key themes and traditions of Czech and Slovak cinema, linking inter-war and post-war cinemas together with developments in the post-Communist period.

These Festive Nights

Author: Marie-Claire Blais

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9780887846014

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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Originally published in French under the title Soifs, critics around the world called this book a tour de force, comparing Blais with Virginia Woolf, Dante, Sophocles, and Shakespeare. This swirling, baroque fresco captures the mood of our apocalyptic age, rendering it in powerfully evocative prose.

In Montparnasse

The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

Author: Sue Roe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241976596

Category: Art

Page: 320

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'She vividly charts the birth of surrealism . . . a tale rich in absurdity and outlandish characters, from Cocteau and Max Ernst to Dali and Picasso' Sunday Times In this entertaining and informative biography, Sue Roe illustrates how surrealism emerged in Paris amidst an artistic ambience of lively experimentation. Before surrealism made its startling impact, artists including Marcel Duchamp and Giorgio De Chirico had already begun to shift the focus of the art scene in Montparnasse. Beginning with Duchamp, Roe tells the story of the wonderfully eccentric and avant-garde Dada movement, the birth of Surrealist photography with Man Ray and his muse Kiki de Montparnasse, the love triangle between writer Paul Éluard, his wife Gala and the artist Max Ernst, until the arrival of Salvador Dalí in 1929. In Montparnasse recounts the extraordinary, revolutionary work these artists undertook as much as the salons, café life, friendships, rows and love affairs that were their background. 'Highly colourful . . . they're all here, the big names of the time - behaving badly, and, at times, quite madly too' Observer 'Brings together some of the chief protagonists in one of the 20th century's most inventive art movements. A vivid read' Radio Times

The Veil of Dreams and Reality

Author: Betty Duncan Goetz

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412085519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 7654


An exciting adventure of one family's journey through two world wars, the great depression, tragedy, courage, love and humor. Filled with wit, candor and family fun.