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What the Surrealists admired most in de Chirico was not his formal achievements
as a modernist painter, which were very substantial indeed, but the strange
encounters between objects, and the clarity, which predicted the verisimilitude of
Thus Breton and the other Surrealists could have met him, though they did not; it
is not known when they first went to Hauterives, but the Palais Idéal immediately
became one of the sacred spots of the Surrealist world. Max Ernst made a ...
A blasphemer, an atheist, a traitor to his class, the aristocracy — no wonder Sade
had such an appeal to the Surrealists, who were also atheists, blasphemers, and
traitors to their class, the bourgeoisie. Their tributes to Sade were frequent, and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review