Their painting developed in two directions: Ernst, Magritte and Dalí reintroduced the powerful figurative imagery which had been largely missing since the revolution of Fauvism and Cubism; their art was also a revolt against the rationalism of abstract art. Miró, Masson and Matta, on the other hand, pursued the idea of automatism, painting out their inner impulses in spontaneous improvisation.
In this survey of the Surrealist movement, the author presents a wide cross-section of its finest works, with an extended introduction and detailed commentaries on each of the 48 full-colour plates. Specifications:
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 305 × 225 mm (12 × 8 7/8 in)
- Pages: 128 pp
- Illustrations: 86 illustrations
- ISBN: 9780714827223
Simon Wilson is Curator of Interpretation at the Tate Gallery, London.
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