Surrealist Art


A key text on the surrealist movement from its development in the early 20th century to André Breton’s death in 1966.

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Sarane Alexandian


Surrealism was a revolution. Unlike such other modern movements as cubism and geometrical abstraction, it was not based on purely artistic innovation; its aim was nothing less than the liberation, in art and in life, of the resources of the subconscious mind. Sarane Alexandrian traces the development of surrealism from its origins in the Dada anti-art revolt of 1916-20 to the death of its guiding spirit, André Breton, in 1966, which marked the end of its existence as a formal entity. He discusses and illustrates an astonishing variety of surrealist artists, including not only such giants of the movement as Dalí, Miró, Duchamp, Tanguy and Magritte, but a host of other sympathetic account of the one current within 20th-century culture which devoted itself to the pursuit of a sense of magic.

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Weight 548 g
Dimensions 15.1 x 21 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 February 1986
Number of pages 256
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.1 x 21 cm
Weight 548 g
Sarane Alexandrian (1927 - 2009) was a French philosopher, essayist, and noted art critic on the Surrealist movement.