Le Surréalisme et la peinture

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MFA Pub., Jan 1, 2002 - Art - 415 pages
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Originally published in 1928, Surrealism and Painting is the most important statement ever written on surrealist art, and the only book on the subject composed by the movement's founder and prime theorist. It contains Breton's seminal treatise on the origins and foundations of artistic surrealism, with his trenchant assessments of its precursors and practitioners, and his call for the plastic arts to "refer to a purely internal model." Also included are essays - on Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, Ernst, Masson, Miro, and many others, as well as pieces on Gaulish art, outsider art, and the folk arts of Haiti and Oceania. But what makes this book most compelling is Breton's mix of rigorous erudition and visceral passion, his sense of adventure, and his discoveries of many of Modernism's most prominent figures early in their careers. Long unavailable in English, Surrealism and Painting remains one of the masterworks of twentieth-century art criticism.

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Contents

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THE MOST RECENT TENDENCIES IN SURREALIST PAINTING 1939
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The pearl is marred in my eyes 1944
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Mark Polizzotti is the author of "Revolution of the Mind: The Life of Andre Breton ("1995), "Lautreamont Nomad "(1994), "The New Life: Poems "(1998), and "S: a novel "(1997). He has translated the work of Andre Breton, Rene Daumal, Jean Echenoz, and Marguerite Duras, among others.

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