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Lives Of The Surrealists


Author Desmond Morris Published by Thames and Hudson ISBN 9780500021361 EAN 9780500021361 Bic Code Cover Hardback

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No other art movement in history has contained two artists as different as Magritte and Mir?. This is because Surrealism was not in origin an art movement, but a philosophical strategy. It was a way of life – a rebellion against the establishment that had given the world the hideous slaughter of the First World War. Instead of trying to analyse the work of the Surrealists, bestselling author and Surrealist artist Desmond Morris concentrates on them as people – as remarkable individuals. What were their personalities, their predilections, their character strengths and flaws? Did they enjoy a social life or were they loners? Were they bold eccentrics or timid recluses? Drawing on the author’s personal knowledge of the Surrealists, this book captures their life histories, idiosyncrasies and often – complex love lives, vividly illustrated with images of the artists and their works.