Posts Tagged: André Breton

I see for it is night

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

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I see for it is night

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

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

“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.

“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.

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.

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.