Surreal people : surrealism and collaboration / Alexander Klar.
By: Klar, Alexander.
Contributor(s): Victoria and Albert Museum.Material type: BookPublisher: London : V&A, 2007Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781851775033(pbk); 185177503X(pbk).Subject(s): Surrealism | Artists | Human figure in artDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The web of friendships within the Surrealist circle was a key source of inspiration for this close group of artists and writers. Many of their greatest works stem from their collaborative approach to the creative process. Stimulated by mutual admiration, the works range from the sketchy 'cadavre exquis' drawings to complete ballet productions. The accounts of personal relationships reveal the often hidden iconography of many Surrealist artworks and help us understand the Surrealists' highly referential approach to objects.
This is a fascinating look at 15 relationships between the main protagonists of Surrealism, from Salvador Dali and Gala Eluard to Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, featuring over 40 works of art and design from the movement.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-94) and index.
Fortuitous encounters -- Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray : pre-surrealism -- Jean Arp and Max Ernst : FATAGAGA -- Andre Breton and his circle : the meeting of friends -- Paul Eluard and Max Ernst : Eaubonne -- Max Ernst and Joan Miro : Romeo and Juliet -- Jean Arp and Alberto Giacometti : disagreeable objects -- Gala Eluard and Salvador Dali : 'Gala-Salvador Dali' -- Lee Miller and Man Ray : indestructible object -- Marcel Duchamp and Mary Reynolds : Ubu Roi -- Exposition surrealiste d'objets -- Eileen Agar and Paul Nash : seaside surrealism -- Edward James and Rene Magritte : the pleasure principle -- Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme -- Leonor Fini and surrealism : fantastic furniture -- Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst : horses and birds -- Peggy Guggenheim and Frederick Kiesler : art of this century -- The disbandment of surrealism.