The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali
written by Sue Roe
Fig Tree | ISBN 9780241976609
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An absorbing, gossipy account of the birth of Surrealism and the painters, writers, and artists who lived, loved and worked together in Paris in the 1920s.
In Montparnasse is Sue Roe's lively account of the birth of Surrealism. Informative and entertaining, the book begins with Marcel Duchamp and the wonderfully eccentric and avant garde Dada movement, going on to tell the story of the moving death of Modigliani, the birth of Surrealist photography with Man Ray and his muse Kiki de Montparnasse, the love triangle between writer Paul Eluard, his wife Gala and artist Max Ernst, and finally the arrival of Salvador Dali in Paris in 1929. In Montparnasse describes the extraordinary, revolutionary work these artists undertook as much as the salons, café life friendships, rows and love affairs that were their background.