Author: Carolyn Lanchner,Meret Oppenheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870708473

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 8434

In 1936, invited by André Breton to contribute to an exhibition of Surrealist objects, Meret Oppenheim decided to act upon a café conversation she had recently had with Pablo Picasso and his then-companion Dora Maar. Commenting on a fur-covered bracelet that Oppenheim had made for the designer Schiaparelli, Picasso remarked that one could cover just about anything in fur, to which Oppenheim had responded, Even this cup and saucer. The resulting sculpture was Object, a teacup, saucer and spoon purchased from a department store and lined with Chinese gazelle fur. In this volume of the MoMA One on One series, an essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, explores the subversive nature of this sensual yet disturbing work, which simultaneously attracts and repels the viewer, and of the dreamlike world of Surrealism in which Oppenheim worked.



Author: Carolyn Lanchner

Publisher: Moma

ISBN: 9781633450196

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 1273

In 1936, invited by André Breton to contribute to an exhibition of Surrealist objects, Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) decided to act upon a café conversation she had recently had with Pablo Picasso and his then-companion Dora Maar. Commenting on a fur-covered bracelet that Oppenheim had made for the designer Schiaparelli, Picasso remarked that one could cover just about anything in fur, to which Oppenheim responded, 'Even this cup and saucer.' The resulting sculpture was 'Object, ' a teacup, saucer and spoon purchased from a department store and lined with Chinese gazelle fur. An essay by Carolyn Lanchner, retired Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, discusses the enigmatic, sensually disturbing nature of this transformed tea set, its sensational impact on its first audiences and its enduring fascination as an icon of Surrealism.


Surrealist Visuality


Author: Silvano Levy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081475127X

Category: Art

Page: 173

View: 7907

Dal. Picasso. Ernst. Magritte. Maddox. Breton. Artaud, Fondane, Masson--all are to be found in this gallery of surrealist artists. Focussing on surrealist visuality--defined as the visual expression of internal perception or, in Andr Breton's words, internal representation--the contributors to this handsomely illustrated volume shed new light on one of the twentieth century's most exciting cultural movements.

Niche Tactics

Generative Relationships Between Architecture and Site


Author: Caroline O'Donnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317548469

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

View: 7364

Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment. Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness, and hopeful monsters, architectural case studies investigate historical moments when relationships between architecture and site were productively intertwined, from the anomalous city designs of Francesco de Marchi in the sixteenth century to Le Corbusier’s near eradication of context in his Plan Voisin in the twentieth century to the more recent contextualist movements. Extensively illustrated with 140 drawings and photographs, Niche Tactics considers how attention to site might create a generative language for architecture today.

Meret Oppenheim



Author: Heike Eipeldauer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775735100


Page: 311

View: 9378

MoMA Highlights

350 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York


Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870708465

Category: Art

Page: 380

View: 6349

This new edition of MoMA Highlights is a fresh consideration of the Museum’s superlative collection of modern and contemporary art. It presents a rich chronological overview of the most significant artworks from each of MoMA's curatorial departments—painting and sculpture, drawings, prints and illustrated books, photography, architecture and design, film, and media and performance art—with each work represented by a vibrant image and a short informative text. This redesigned volume features 115 new works since the previous edition, many of them recent acquisitions, ranging from typefaces to sculptures to conceptual performances that reflect the Museum’s ongoing dedication to the art of our time. MoMA Highlights is an indispensable resource for exploring one of the premier art collections in the world.

Venus im Pelz (illustriert)


Author: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635378761

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 125

View: 3821

Protagonist der Handlung ist Severin von Kusiemski, der seine Erfahrungen einem Freund in Form eines Manuskripts zu lesen gibt. Auslöser dieser Rahmenhandlung ist ein Traum dieses Freundes, in dem eine griechische Venus im christlichen Norden friert und sich in Pelze hüllen muss, und ein Gemälde in Severins Zimmer, das ihn in jungen Jahren in demütiger Haltung zu Füßen einer Venus im Pelz zeigt. Severin trifft als junger Mann Mitte zwanzig in einem Karpatenbad die junge und reiche Witwe Wanda von Dunajew, von deren Schönheit und Ähnlichkeit zur, schon seit seiner Kindheit verehrten, griechischen Venus er fasziniert ist. Den Heiratsantrag Severins will Wanda jedoch nicht annehmen und schlägt ihm stattdessen eine einjährige Probezeit vor.

The Photographic Object 1970


Author: Mary Statzer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520963288

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 8788

In 1970 photography curator Peter C. Bunnell organized an exhibition called Photography into Sculpture for the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The project, which brought together twenty-three photographers and artists from the United States and Canada, was among the first exhibitions to recognize work that blurred the boundaries between photography and other mediums. At once an exhibition catalogue after the fact, an oral history, and a critical reading of exhibitions and experimental photography during the 1960s and 1970s, The Photographic Object 1970 proposes precedents for contemporary artists who continue to challenge traditional practices and categories. Mary Statzer has gathered a range of diverse materials, including contributions from Bunnell, Eva Respini and Drew Sawyer, Erin O’Toole, Lucy Soutter, and Rebecca Morse as well as interviews with Ellen Brooks, Michael de Courcy, Richard Jackson, Jerry McMillan, and other of the exhibition’s surviving artists. Featuring seventy-nine illustrations, most of them in color, this volume is an essential resource on a groundbreaking exhibition.

Meret Oppenheim - Retrospective

"an enormously tiny bit of a lot" ; [... with the exhibition ... Kunstmuseum Bern, 2. Juni bis 8. Oktober 2006 ...]


Author: Nathalie Bäschlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775717465


Page: 359

View: 553

The Avant-garde in Exhibition

New Art in the 20th Century


Author: Bruce Altshuler

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Art, Modern

Page: 288

View: 5077

Through photographs of personalities, installations and works of art and in a text that recounts the artistic thinking that surrounded each new movement, this book provides an overview of progressive art in the 20th century through more than 20 important exhibitions.

Visions of modern art

painting and sculpture from The Museum of Modern Art


Author: John Elderfield,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870707001

Category: Travel

Page: 351

View: 6971

It has been said that the history of modern art--especially as it is understood in the United States--is inextricably linked to that defining institution of the twentieth century, The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since its founding in 1929, the museum has been known for its unrivaled collection of artworks created over the last century. And since its first publication was issued, in that same year, it has reproduced countless paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and design objects from its collection, accompanying them with elucidating essays written by some of the most notable scholars of the day. Never before, however, has the collection been viewed through the lens of the museum's history in the way it is here. Visions of Modern Artnot only gathers together masterworks from the painting and sculpture department, it anthologizes the texts written about them from the museum's vast archives and publications, beginning in 1929 and ending in 2002.

Elements of Surrealist Practices in Contemporary Visual Art

Louise Bourgeois' Critical Reworking of Surrealism


Author: Joachim Stark

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640651286

Category: Surrealism

Page: 72

View: 3098

Master's Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject Art - Sculpture / Plastics, grade: distinction, The Open University (Department of Art History), language: English, abstract: This research project wants to assess to what extent Louise Bourgeois is employing Surrealist practices in her work. Another question is in what way Bourgeois criticized the practices of historical Surrealism and how she has developed these practices further in order to adapt them to new subject matter, for instance feminist themes. Chapter I tries to elucidate, how art historians and art critics since the 1980s referred to Surrealism when interpreting Bourgeois' work. It is possible to show that Bourgeois used the concept of the "Surrealist object" for her installations. However, she did this in a way in which the female body is only present by implication. The erotic dimension, which was of great importance for the Surrealists, is destroyed by allusions to old age and death. Bourgeois' installations of the 1990s can therefore be considered as a radical and feminist reuse of the surrealist object. Chapter II looks at works which imply allusions to the unconscious and psycho-analysis, like the installations Arch of Hysteria (1992/3) and Precious Liquids (1992). Here I also take into account Bourgeois' own comments on her work. Although artist's comments do not represent a definitive interpretation of a work of art, this aspect seems justified as Bourgeois claims that her art is the result of her direct access to her unconscious. At least according to Freud this direct access is impossible, the unconscious being something impenetrable, which communicates with the conscious only by signs. However, in her installations Bourgeois consistently makes allusions to the erotic and desire, but she also shows their reverse side: fear, pain, violence, voyeurism, ephemerality, and the ambiguities of male and female identity. Chapter III looks at the overall social context of the 1960s and 1970s, to whic

New York City


Author: Michelin Travel Publications

Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications

ISBN: 9782067121447

Category: Travel

Page: 366

View: 5854

This guide provides a useful travel companion, offering suggestions on what to see and what to do, background on history and cultural heritage.




Author: Dorothea Tanning

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462411411

Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 9707

In ihren Erinnerungen schildert die Malerin Dorothea Tanning ihr Leben als Künstlerin und als Ehefrau von Max Ernst. Sie war 34 Jahre lang bis zu seinem Tod 1976 mit ihm zusammen.»Birthday« ist ein ungewöhnlicher Lebensbericht – dicht, farbenreich, von poetischer Kraft, ein surrealistisches Gemälde in literarischer Form.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 4419

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie


Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

View: 4197

Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.