Entries in Surrealism (7)
I knew he'd done this but hadn't see the work until now; it's pretty amazing. Alice in Wonderland is such a surreal story--and so layered in terms of how it can be understood (from both the adultt's and child's perspective) -- that it's a perfect fit for Dali's somewhat childlike mind--and surrealist view.
Published by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in 1969 and distributed as their book of the month, the volume went on to become one of the most sought-after Dalí suites of all time. It contains 12 heliogravures, one for each chapter of the book, and one original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece, all of which the fine folks at the William Bennett Gallery have kindly digitized for your gasping pleasure....
Click here to read the story and see more illustrations....
Joan Miró was one of the most creative and delightful painters of the Modern era--and certainly is one of my inspirations. He articulated the ethic of Surrealism exquisitely--with his joyful paintings that have become a playground for our minds. An exhibit of 80 new works will be opening shortly in Rome. So if you happen to be traveling to Italy any time soon--check it out.
ROME.- It has been many years since Rome hosted an exhaustive exhibition of the works of Joan Miró (1893–1983), the great Catalan artist who left his unmistakable mark on the European avant-garde art movements.
In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States - at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) - Resnick Pavilion, January 29, 2012–May 6, 2012
In the historically male dominated world of art--works created by women are always fascinating to consider. Sometimes gender plays a large role in style and approach--and at other times--it does not. But in Surrealism--there are notable differences that can be identified between the genders. Check out the following article (and exhibit) if you can--which will be up at LACMA through early May 2012.
“North America represented a place free from European traditions for women Surrealists from the United States and Mexico, and European émigrés. While their male counterparts usually cast women as objects for their delectation, female Surrealists delved into their own subconscious and dreams, creating extraordinary visual images.” MORE...