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Surrealism and Magic : Enchanted Modernity

SKU: 9783791378145 Supplier: Prestel Out of stock
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Author: The Museum Barberini

Format: Hardback | 240 pages

Dimensions: 248 x 308 x 29mm | 1,922g

Publication date: 01 Sep 2022

Like no other 20th-century movement, Surrealism was keenly inspired by tropes of magic, myth and the occult. In their engagement with the irrational and the unconscious, numerous of its members looked to magic as a poetic and deeply philosophical discourse, related to both arcane knowledge and individual self-empowerment. In their works, they heavily drew on esoteric symbols and cultivated the image of the artist as a magician, visionary, and alchemist. This catalog explores the myriad ways, in which magic and the occult informed the development of the Surrealist movement in international perspective, from the "metaphysical paintings" of Giorgio de Chirico through to works of the post-war period. Lavishly illustrated, it combines longer research essays with focused chapter introductions, all penned by leading scholars in the field. 

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