The Colour of My Dreams : The Surrealist Revolution in Art

The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art

By Dawn Ades
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A beautiful, panoptic companion to the most comprehensive Surrealist exhibition ever organized in Canada.

Since its origins in the 1920s, Surrealism has incited provocative ideas among the 20th century's greatest artists. This summer, an ambitious exhibition by the Vancouver Art Gallery will trace the development of the movement and its bold and inventive works. The Colour of My Dreams is a thematic history of the Surrealist movement, addressing the work of its major artists, including Hans Bellmer, Andre Breton, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Andre Masson, Lee Miller, Joan Miru and Yves Tanguy, and its diverse mediums: painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, box construction, film and photography. This sumptuously illustrated book features a major essay by acclaimed Surrealist art scholar and guest curator Dawn Ades, and contributions by other leading scholars in North America and Europe.

The Colour of My Dreams also includes an examination of the complex relationship between the Surrealists and the art of the Northwest Coast, which was enthusiastically studied and collected by Surrealist artists such as Breton, Ernst, Robert Lebel, Wolfgang Paalen and Kurt Seligmann and which proved to be a powerful influence in the evolution of Surrealist imagery.

Exhibition dates:

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., May 28 to September 25, 2011


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781895442878
Hardback
7.0 in x 11.0 in - 336 pp

Description




A beautiful, panoptic companion to the most comprehensive Surrealist exhibition ever organized in Canada.

Since its origins in the 1920s, Surrealism has incited provocative ideas among the 20th century's greatest artists. This summer, an ambitious exhibition by the Vancouver Art Gallery will trace the development of the movement and its bold and inventive works. The Colour of My Dreams is a thematic history of the Surrealist movement, addressing the work of its major artists, including Hans Bellmer, Andre Breton, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Rene Magritte, Man Ray, Andre Masson, Lee Miller, Joan Miru and Yves Tanguy, and its diverse mediums: painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, box construction, film and photography. This sumptuously illustrated book features a major essay by acclaimed Surrealist art scholar and guest curator Dawn Ades, and contributions by other leading scholars in North America and Europe.

The Colour of My Dreams also includes an examination of the complex relationship between the Surrealists and the art of the Northwest Coast, which was enthusiastically studied and collected by Surrealist artists such as Breton, Ernst, Robert Lebel, Wolfgang Paalen and Kurt Seligmann and which proved to be a powerful influence in the evolution of Surrealist imagery.

Exhibition dates:

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., May 28 to September 25, 2011

Details


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781895442878
Hardback
7.0 in x 11.0 in - 336 pp