Surrealist Art (World of Art)

Surrealist Art (World of Art)

by SaraneAlexandrian (Author)


Surrealism was a revolution. Unlike other modern movements such as cubism and geometrical abstraction, it was not based purely on artistic innovation; its aim was nothing less than the liberation, in art and in life, of the resources of the subconscious mind. Sarane Alexandrian traces the development of surrealism from its origins in the Dada anti-art revolt of 1916-1920 to the death of its guiding spirit, Andre Breton, in 1966, which marked the end of its existence as a formal entity. The author discusses and illustrates an astonishing variety of surrealist artists, including not only such giants of the movement as Dali, Miro, Duchamp, Tanguy and Magritte, but a host of other remarkable talents. 231 illus., 50 in color.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 18 Nov 1985

ISBN 10: 0500200971
ISBN 13: 9780500200971
Book Overview: A key text on the surrealist movement from its development in the early 20th century to Andre Breton's death in 1966.

Media Reviews
'Reveals more clearly than ever the consistently fertilizing influence of surrealism' - Art and Artists
Author Bio
Sarane Alexandrian (1927 - 2009) was a French philosopher, essayist, and noted art critic on the Surrealist movement.