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Eileen Agar : Dreaming Oneself Awake

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'A gorgeously illustrated first monograph on the work of Eileen Agar. The French scholar Remy looks briefly at the various stages of Agar's career, following her attraction to the avant garde and the development of her work through cubism into surrealism, and considering her artistic philosophies as they informed those developments' - The Guardian

A superb monograph about the Argentine/British surrealist painter/ sculptor/ collage artist, Eileen Agar

Born in Buenos Aires in 1899, and reborn in Paris in 1928, Eileen Agar was an artist whose work throughout her long career synthesized elements of the two main art movements of the twentieth century: Cubism and Surrealism. This monograph, the first full account of Agar's complete works, including paintings, collages, photographs and objects, comes at a time when there is a major revival of interest in Surrealism in the UK and worldwide. Drawing on personal conversations with the artist as well as original research, Michel Remy examines the life and work of the artist through-out her long career, from her passage through Cubism and abstraction to Surrealism, as well as her dedicated participation in Surrealist activities in England and abroad.

Each period is illustrated with many striking images, including rare photographs, and supported by penetrating interpretations. The powerful myth-making drive that underlies Agar's output is revealed, as well the tenderness, humour, poetry, love of nature and the world, subversion of the laws of reality, and celebration of femininity that suffuses each of her works.This is a timely, fresh and cogent account of a fascinating woman artist whose quality of work, independence of mind and freedom of imagination refute the assertion that women have not played a major role in the story of Surrealism. The book will appeal to anyone interested in art history and Surrealism.

  • Author: Michel Remy
  • Hardcover: 160 pages | 130 colour illustrations
  • Date published: January 2017
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1780237275
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 19.9 cm

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