Posts Tagged: Claude Cahun

2017-books-preview

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

2017-books-preview

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

Sheila Legge by Claude Cahun

Phantoms of Surrealism

Sheila Legge, the faceless face of British Surrealism

Sheila Legge by Claude Cahun

Phantoms of Surrealism

Sheila Legge, the faceless face of British Surrealism

Cahun preview

The nameless soldier

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, arrested 70 years ago today

Cahun preview

The nameless soldier

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, arrested 70 years ago today

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The Soldier with No Name

Claude Cahun, on screen and in print

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The Soldier with No Name

Claude Cahun, on screen and in print

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13 books for 2013

Swordswomen, working boys, crypto-fascist poets, bohemians, Decadents, Surrealists, occultists…business as usual really.

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13 books for 2013

Swordswomen, working boys, crypto-fascist poets, bohemians, Decadents, Surrealists, occultists…business as usual really.

Man Ray Dalí

Photographies

Christmas gift suggestions for insanely rich aesthetes and the people who love them.

Man Ray Dalí

Photographies

Christmas gift suggestions for insanely rich aesthetes and the people who love them.

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Claude Cahun in Chicago

All of this got me to thinking why exactly Claude Cahun should now be so present in the moment. And it struck me that she, like Maya Deren, has finally found her imperfect medium.

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Claude Cahun in Chicago

All of this got me to thinking why exactly Claude Cahun should now be so present in the moment. And it struck me that she, like Maya Deren, has finally found her imperfect medium.

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Female. Lesbian. Jewish. Inspired by a Surrealism which regarded women as little more than exotic furniture. A life and career whose second act played out on an island in the English Channel…It’s fair to say Claude Cahun knew a thing or two about margins.

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Female. Lesbian. Jewish. Inspired by a Surrealism which regarded women as little more than exotic furniture. A life and career whose second act played out on an island in the English Channel…It’s fair to say Claude Cahun knew a thing or two about margins.

Claude Cahun

Jersey girl

In 1937 Cahun and Moore once more shocked their avant-garde contemporaries; they left Paris and chose to live on the island of Jersey at a time when being modern meant to be exclusively city-dwelling. This was their home for the rest of their lives, and also the scene of their bravest endeavours, both artistic and personal.

Claude Cahun

Jersey girl

In 1937 Cahun and Moore once more shocked their avant-garde contemporaries; they left Paris and chose to live on the island of Jersey at a time when being modern meant to be exclusively city-dwelling. This was their home for the rest of their lives, and also the scene of their bravest endeavours, both artistic and personal.