Thursday, April 13, 2017

Surrealism & American Regionalism
Giorgio de Chirico, Mystery and Melancholy of a Street, 1914
If you like this painting you might enjoy this site, about melancholy spaces.

Breton's First Manifesto of Surrealism, here.



by Robert Desnos, translated by Johannes Beilharz

I was delayed that afternoon because I had brushed the teeth of a pretty animal that I'm patiently taming. It's a chameleon. This endearing animal smoked, as usual, some cigarettes, then I left.
I met her on the stairs. "I'm mauving," she told me, while I myself crystal at full sky I at her look that river towards me.
Then it locks and, maîtresse! You pitcherpin so that at nice vase I sit down if the paths tombs.
The staircase, always the staircase that library, and the crowds down there more abyss than the sun only clocks.
Lets get back up! But in vain, memories become sardine! hardly, hardly a button doodledoos. Fall, fall down! And here the verdict: "The dancer will be executed the following morning while doing a dance step with her gems sacrificed to the heat of her body: The blood of the gems, soldiers!"
And what then, the mirror yet! Mistress you black square, and if the clouds all at once forgetmenot, they mills in the ever present eternity.
Larmes 1932

Surrealist Key Works:

Pablo Picasso, Pipes of Pan, 1923 (Also part of Picasso's classisism)
Marcel Duchamp. Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, 1912. Oil on canvas. (properly considered dadaism)

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917 (properly considered dadaism)
Giorgio de Chirico, Mystery and Melancholy of a Street, 1914
Salvator Dali, "The Persistance of Memory," 1931The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
Max Ernst, La Femme 100 Têtes, 1929

Meret Oppenheim, Object (Fur Cup and Saucer), 1936
Rene Magritte, Le Viol,
Frida Kahlo, Two Fridas, 1939

Man Ray, Le Violin d'Ingres, 1924

Charles Sheeler, American Landscape, 1930 (19-30)

Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930 (19-31)
         Aaron Douglas, Aspects of Negro Life, 1934 19-33)

Lawrence, During the War There was a Great Migration North by Southern Negroes, panel one from The Migration of the Negro1940 (19-35)

         Diego Rivera, Man, controller of the Universe, 1934 (19-36)

         Frida Kahlo, Two Fridas, 1939  (19-37)

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