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Dreamlike, fantastic imagery
With Salvador Dal at its mast, the great ship of Surrealism launched off into the wild and turbulent sea of the Roaring Twenties, its sails puffed full of winds blown by Sigmund Freud and Andr Breton. With dreamlike, fantastic imagery, the Surrealists made great, sensational waves in the art world. The influence of artists such as Dal , Ernst, and Magritte, on 20th century film, theatre, literature, and thought is inestimable.
Featured artists include:
Hans Arp, Brassa , Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dal , Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, Ren Magritte, Andr Masson, Matta, Joan Mir , Pablo Picasso, Meret Oppenheim, and Yves Tanguy About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre Series features:
- a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural and social events that took place during that period
- a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each of which is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and with an interpretation of the respective work, plus a portrait and brief biography of the artist
- approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions