Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War
By (author) Robin Adele Greeley
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Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War by Robin Adele Greeley
Book DescriptionHow 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. The book focuses on the relation between artistic endeavor and politics during a period of social crisis. By scrutinizing the widely varying responses to the Spanish Civil War in the work of Miro, Dali, Caballero, Masson, and Picasso, the author investigates Surrealism's efforts to bridge the divide between political thought and political act. Robin Adele Greeley examines such central works as Miro's Still Life with Old Shoe and Dali's Autumn Cannibalism in the context of contemporary works and historical events. She also examines such topics as Surrealism's flirtations with fascism, the movement's relations with the Communist Party and the Popular Front, and the distinct development of Spanish versus French Surrealism. She concludes with an in-depth discussion of Picasso's Guernica.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300112955
(256mm x 192mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Robin Adele Greeley
Robin Adele Greeley is associate professor of art history, Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut.
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