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Drawing Surrealism

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'This groundbreaking work makes a lasting contribution to the understanding of both drawing and surrealism. It will be a standard reference on the subject for years to come' - Choice

Study for the Image Disappears by Dali - Drawing Surrealism

Drawing was central to surrealism from the very beginning. This book, published to accompany an exhibition at LACMA explores drawing as a fundamental form of surrealist expression, and explores its impact on other media as well. It includes a wide range of drawings, collages, and other kinds of work on paper done both by well-known associates of Surrealism such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, and René Magritte as well as the many other artists and writers from Eastern Europe, the Americas, England, and Japan, drawn to the movement.  

In addition to brilliant reproductions of drawings and other works by more than 100 artists, this volume also includes a substantial historical essay by the exhibition's curator, as well as informative essays by leading scholars.

Recommended for students and devotees of Surrealism.

  • Author: Leslie JonesCurator of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Date published: October 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791352398
  • Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 24.8 x 3 cm

'This invaluable book presents a profusion of unfamiliar works and, even better, unfamiliar talents from 15 countries around the globe. It reveals the truly international nature of Surrealism, enriching the understanding of this already richly polymorphous style' - The New York Times

'jampacked, illuminating and lavishly engaging'  - The New York Review of Books

'This groundbreaking work makes a lasting contribution to the understanding of both drawing and surrealism. It will be a standard reference on the subject for years to come' - Choice

'The elaborate show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art focuses on Surrealism's heyday and underscores the importance of drawing and the medium's wide reach' - The LA Times

'Surrealism was very, very good to drawing. Or maybe it was the other way around. In any case, shortly after a young poet named André Breton issued his first Surrealist Manifesto in 1924 the movement and the medium — aided and abetted by a large cohort of talented artists and writers — joined forces, to extraordinary mutual benefit. That art continues to reap the fruits of this union is one of the many lessons of “Drawing Surrealism,” a sensational exhibition' - The New York Times