A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil

Author: Max Ernst

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486823385

Category: Art

Page: 176

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This profoundly bizarre work by the great Surrealist and inventor of collage novels was first published in 1930. Humor and irony abound in its expression of religious ecstasy and carnal desire.
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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
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Shattered Forms

Art Brut, Phantasms, Modernism

Author: Allen S. Weiss

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791411179

Category: Art

Page: 158

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Art Brut, also termed Outsider Art, has long been suppressed from most art historical writing. Why this rejection? The hyperbolic expressions of Romanticism and Symbolism nourished a desire for derangement and dissociation that inspired both Expressionism and Surrealism. Simulated delirium became the object of the new art -- experimental, avant-garde, modernist -- which arose from the fragmented codes, the shattered forms of everyday communication. But what of those artists whose works, and often whose deliria, are the manifestations of sheer eccentricity, of social isolation and marginalization, or of madness? In this book Weiss investigates the origins of the unrestricted contemporary artistic field, seeking its sources in those works hitherto absent from the official histories of art -- works that constitute art's dark interior, its disturbing netherworld. Secluded, occluded, excluded, Art Brut nevertheless extends the limits of artistic creativity and aesthetic discourse, regardless of whatever anxieties such works may produce. Shattered Forms explores the relations between Art Brut, the psychopathology of expression, and avant-garde Modernism, attempting to show how the consideration of Art Brut should lead to a revision of our theoretical and museological paradigms.
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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.
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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 a fascinating network of shared themes and images in the work of Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst, two of the central names of modern art. Covering a period of time from 1912 to the mid-1940s, the author shows how their preoccupations intersected with those of Dada and Surrealism, the movements to which they were linked. In a multi-layered argument, rich in original discoveries and insights, the author shows how the artists subverted Catholic doctrine using powerfully bizarre and disturbing visual imagery appropriated from areas as diverse as Symbolist painting and Freudian psychoanalysis. He charts new territory by showing that their parodic flirtation with the imagery of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry amounted to what he calls a 'poetics of separatist male identity' which ironically reinforced dominant modes of male avant garde organization.
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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.
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The Sources of Surrealism

Art in Context

Author: Neil Matheson

Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 853

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Surrealism is a particularly complex international movement, embracing both the literary and the visual arts, while lacking any single visual or literary style, and this, together with its long existence, has served to generate a very substantial body of writings - poetry, novels, essays, theoretical writings, manifestoes and other documents - which might be considered as fundamental to any proper understanding of the movement. 'The sources of Surrealism' is a sourcebook documenting the origins and development of Surrealism internationally through a collection of 234 original documents. The texts have been selected from across the whole range of Surrealist writing, as well as including influential predecessors like Rimbaud and Lautréamont, and contemporaries such as Raymond Roussell and Alfred Jarry. Texts are published in English throughout, with new translations provided for previously untranslated material. The book addresses for the first time the neglected area of the relationship between Surrealism and popular culture, including Surrealism's engagement with cinema, and attempts to address the increased critical interest in what in the past were more neglected figures, such as Michel Leiris and Georges Bataille. Particular emphasis is given to the earlier documents and influences upon the Surrealist movement, as well as to the period of its internationalism during the 1930s, and the texts cover Surrealism in Britain and Belgium as well as France. This collection presents what was most vital about this complex and often contradictory movement.
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Images

A Reader

Author: Sunil Manghani,Arthur Piper,Jon Simons

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781412900447

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Images: A Reader provides a key resource for students, academics, practitioners and other readers engaged in the critical, theoretical, and practical study of images. The Reader is concerned with the notion of the 'image' in all its theoretical, critical and practical contexts, uses and history. It provides a map of the differences and similarities between the various disciplinary approaches to images, breaking the ground for a new interdisciplinary study of images, in the arts and humanities and beyond. The selection of over 80 key readings, across the domains of philosophy, art, literature, science, critical theory and cultural studies tells the story of images through intellectual history from the Bible to the present. By including both well-established writings and more recent, innovative research, the Reader outlines crucial developments in contemporary discourses about images.
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Vision and Visuality

Author: Hal Foster

Publisher: Discussions in Contemporary Culture S.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Page: 135

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A Village Voice Book, this seminal work presents new models of vision and examines modern theories of seeing.
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