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Author Greeley, Robin Adele, 1958-

Title Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War / Robin Adele Greeley.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  709.4609043 G817s 2006    ---  Available
 Axe Special Collections Rosen  709.4609043 G817s 2006 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Description vii, 261 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-256) and index.
Contents Pictures and battefields -- Nationalism, civil war, and painting: Joan Miro and political agency in the pictorial realm -- Dali, fascism, and the "ruin of Surrealism" -- Surrealism's public awakening in Spain: politics and pictures in Republican and Fascist Spain -- The Barcelona Acepale: Spain and the politics of violence in the work of Andre Masson -- The body as political metaphor: Picasso and the performance of Guernica -- Of apples and guns.
Summary "How might artistic practice offer unique insight into the cataclysmic debacle of war? Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War plumbs this provocative question through an ambitious account of a pivotal period in European cultural history. A new approach to the subject of artists' responses to war, it articulates the relation between artistic endeavor and politics during periods of social crisis. By scrutinizing the widely varying responses to the Spanish Civil War in the work of Miro, Dali, Caballero, Masson, and Picasso, this book investigates Surrealism's efforts to bridge the divide between political thought and political act."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Surrealism -- Spain.
Art -- Political aspects -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
Surrealism -- France.
Art -- Political aspects -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Art and the war.
ISBN 0300112955 (alk. paper)
9780300112955 (alk. paper)

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