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Surrealist Painting

Wilson, Simon (Book - 1991 )
Surrealist Painting
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An introduction to the great Surrealist painters.Sexual instinct, feeling of death, physical notion of enigma of space . . .' - these, according to Salvador Dali, are the 'great vital constants' that make up the vocabulary of the language of the unconscious - the language of the Surrealist painters. Dealing with the fundamentals of human existence, the Surrealists tried to create an art that is universal in its significance, speaking directly to the spectator's deepest instincts.Their painting developed in two directions: Ernst, Magritte and Dali reintroduced the powerful figurative imagery which had been largely missing since the revolutions of Fauvism and Cubism; their art was also a revolt against the rationalism of abstract art. Miro, Masson and Matta, on the other hand, pursued the idea of automatism, painting out their inner impulses in spontaneous improvisation.In this survey of the Surrealist movement, the author presents a wide cross-section of its finest works, with an extended introduction and detailed commentaries on each of the 48 full colour plates.Includes 80 illustrations, 52 in colour.
Authors: Wilson, Simon, 1942-
Title: Surrealist painting
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1991
Edition: 3rd ed
Characteristics: 126 p. :,col. ill. ;,31 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Simon Wilson
Notes: Previous ed.: 1982
ISBN: 9780714827223
0714827223
Branch Call Number: 759.0663 W7533s 1991
Subject Headings: Painting, Modern 20th century History Surrealism
Topical Term: Painting, Modern
Surrealism
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