Douglas & McIntyre
The Colour of My Dreams

Book details:

May 2011
ISBN 978-1-89544-287-8
Hardcover
7" x 10 3/4"
336 pages
120 colour illustrations
Art
$65.00 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The Colour of My Dreams

The Surrealist Revolution in Art

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,


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, André Breton, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Man Ray, André Masson, Lee Miller, Joan Miró 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.

About the Author

Dawn Ades

Dawn Ades is the foremost scholar of Surrealism, a curator of numerous international exhibitions and author of significant books on Dada, Surrealism, photomontage, ...

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