A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil

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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

Shattered Forms

Art Brut, Phantasms, Modernism

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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.

Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst

The Bride Shared

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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 Surrealism in 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 tothe 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 social construction 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

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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

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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.

The Sources of Surrealism

Art in Context

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Author: Neil Matheson

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 853

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The Sources of Surrealism is a comprehensive 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 and are published in English throughout, with new translations provided for previously untranslated material. 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 fascinating collection serves as an essential reference book for scholars, as well as stimulating reading for all those with a general interest in the subject.

Perturbation, My Sister

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Author: Kristin Prevallet

Publisher: Small Press United

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prose poems, American

Page: 75

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"Perturbation, My Sister", Kristin Prevallet employed surrealist Max Ernst's notorious collage novel, The Hundred Headless Woman, to find a new work, a narrative carrying the insistence and vividness of dream without dream's privacy circumscribing it.

Images

A Reader

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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.