Synopses & Reviews
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art movement and genre series includes a detailed introduction with approximately 30 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, sporting, etc.) that took place during the time period. The body of the book contains a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work, a reference work, portrait of the artist, quotes, and biographical information.
With Salvador Dalí 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 André Breton. With dreamlike, fantastic imagery, the Surrealists made great, sensational waves in the art world. The influence of artists such as Dalí, Ernst, and Magritte, on 20th century film, theatre, literature, and thought is inestimable.
Featured artists include:
Hans Arp, Brassaï, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, René Magritte, André Masson,, Matta, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Meret Oppenheim, and Yves Tanguy
Introduction with 30 photographs plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural, scientific and sporting events that took place during the movement; 35 most important works and artists included.
Each book in Taschen's Basic Art movement and genre series includes a detailed introducion with approximately 30 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events that took place during the time period.
About the Author
Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy (b. 1958) studied art history, archaeology and German literature in Bonn and Paris. Since 1994 she has been Curator of the Fritz Winter Foundation at the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen in Munich. Her curatorial focus is on 20th century art, and she has published works on Lyonel Feininger, Lovis Corinth, Franz Marc, Der Blaue Reiter and Paul Klee.