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November 16, 2009, 6:00 am
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Surrealism by Uwe M. Schneede © 1973
Synopsis: The art of surrealist offers some of the most intriguing, irreverent and evocative imagery ever created It delves into the unconscious’s labyrinths and unexplored caverns of the psyche, opening windows for new perceptions, unsymmetrical landscapes and shows unexpected and unknown dark corners of the mind, carving in relief the demons of madness, dreams, dragons, sickness, and hallucinations of the apparently sane mind.

Richly illustrated and fabulous and readable exploration through fundamentals works of Tanguy, Miro, Masson, Magritte, Dali, Ernst, Picasso, Bellmer, Gorky, Chirico, Matta, Dominguez,, Ray, Wols, Tanning, Delvaux and Oelze. Add too an erudite and invaluable introduction and wide comments about the expansive wave of this movement, supported by emblematic graphic material and you will have in sum an excellent guide to initiate or refresh the passionate study and analysis of this overwhelming artistic movement.
Comments: I was fortunate enough to come across this book at an estate sale recently. The person whom lived in the house must’ve have been an artist, so there was LOADS of great stuff that you normally don’t see at your run-of-the-mill estate sale. I’ve always been a big fan of Surrealism, originally getting my feet wet with Dali and eventually choosing the work of Max Ernst as my favorite Surrealist. Great book that you don’t see every day. Continue reading