Posts Tagged: André Breton

Toyen preview

I see for it is night

Czech artist Toyen, one of the least-known figures of Surrealism’s golden age

Toyen preview

I see for it is night

Czech artist Toyen, one of the least-known figures of Surrealism’s golden age

Coeur preview

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

Coeur preview

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

Rite of Spring Roerich costume

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Rite of Spring Roerich costume

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Musidora

Beyond fashion, beyond taste

French crime thriller Les Vampires appeared in 1915 and 1916, directed by Louis Feuillade and starring the cat-suited Musidora (born Jeanne Roques) as the anagrammatical Irma Vep.

Musidora

Beyond fashion, beyond taste

French crime thriller Les Vampires appeared in 1915 and 1916, directed by Louis Feuillade and starring the cat-suited Musidora (born Jeanne Roques) as the anagrammatical Irma Vep.

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Locus Solus. Impresiones de Raymond Roussel

It is unlikely that the museum will be erecting crowd-control barriers at any point in the show’s run, but if renown were measured by the aggregated prestige rather than numerical total of one’s followers, Raymond Roussel would be a near-household name.

P_12Jan_ray1

Locus Solus. Impresiones de Raymond Roussel

It is unlikely that the museum will be erecting crowd-control barriers at any point in the show’s run, but if renown were measured by the aggregated prestige rather than numerical total of one’s followers, Raymond Roussel would be a near-household name.

Jacques Vaché

Vaché’s epiphany

It’s unclear if death was the destination when Jacques Vaché took to a Nantes hotel room to smoke and ingest opium in 1919 with four companions (one of whom also died). Certainly Vaché’s disdainful detachment from everyone and everything made self-destruction a plausible possibility

Jacques Vaché

Vaché’s epiphany

It’s unclear if death was the destination when Jacques Vaché took to a Nantes hotel room to smoke and ingest opium in 1919 with four companions (one of whom also died). Certainly Vaché’s disdainful detachment from everyone and everything made self-destruction a plausible possibility

gala preview

“To know her was to loathe her”

Art historian John Richardson called Gala Dalí “one of the nastiest wives a major modern artist ever saddled himself with”. Others were less kind.

gala preview

“To know her was to loathe her”

Art historian John Richardson called Gala Dalí “one of the nastiest wives a major modern artist ever saddled himself with”. Others were less kind.

Jacques Rigaut

Chronicle of a death foretold

Jacques Rigaut was no ragged Montparnasse Bohemian, and even at his death he was fastidiously dressed in suit and tie, as if meeting an important client.

Jacques Rigaut

Chronicle of a death foretold

Jacques Rigaut was no ragged Montparnasse Bohemian, and even at his death he was fastidiously dressed in suit and tie, as if meeting an important client.