Synopses & Reviews
An art historian shows how many surrealists and their predecessors were steeped in magical ideas that were expressed in their art: the sorcery of Dali, the alchemy of Picasso, the Theosophy of Kandinsky, and the shamanism of Ernst and Carrington.andnbsp;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-130) and index.
About the Author
A writer and frequent lecturer on art and magic, Nadia Choucha holds a master's degree in art history from Edinburgh University and is currently researching the surrealists for her Ph.D. at Essex University.
Table of Contents
andlt;bandgt;Surrealism and the Occult:andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Shaminism, Magic, Alchemy, and the Birth of an Artistic Movementandlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgments andlt;BRandgt;Illustrations andlt;BRandgt;Introduction: An Outline of Symbolism and Surrealism andlt;BRandgt;1.andnbsp; Occultism in the Nineteenth Century andlt;BRandgt;2.andnbsp; Post-Symbolist Occult Influences andlt;BRandgt;3.andnbsp; Dada and Duchamp: The Fusion of Mysticism and Materialism andlt;BRandgt;4.andnbsp; The Surrealist Manifestos, Automatism, and Austin Osman Spare andlt;BRandgt;5.andnbsp; Revolution and the Erotic Aesthetic andlt;BRandgt;6.andnbsp; The Androgyne, the Surrealist Woman, and the Magical Tradition andlt;BRandgt;7.andnbsp; Max Earnst and Leonora Carrington: Alchemy, Shamanism, and Psychoanalysis andlt;BRandgt;Bibliographyandnbsp; andlt;BRandgt;Index