Surrealism and the Occult

Surrealism and the Occult
Author : Nadia Choucha
Publisher : Mandrake of Oxford
Total Pages : 139
Release : 1991
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015022270741
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Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrealism and the Occult Book Description:

Many people associate Surrealism with politics but it was also permeated by occult ideas, a fact often overlooked by art historians. This fascinating book concerns itself with magical subculture and the central role it played in the development of a great art movement. It also shows how many surrealists and their predecessors were steeped in magical ideas: Kandinsky, with his involvement in Theosophy; the sorcery of Salvador Dali; the alchemy of Pablo Picasso, and; the Shamanism of Max Ernst and Leonora Carrington.


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