Fantastic women : surreal worlds from Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo /

Frida Kahlo was just one of them: between 1930 and the 1960s many more women artists contributed to the Surrealist movement than has hitherto been assumed. The male Surrealists surrounding André Breton mostly saw them only as partners or models, but this volume shows how much more these women artist...

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Other Authors / Creators:Pfeiffer, Ingrid, editor.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, host institution.
Louisiana (Museum : Humlebæk, Denmark), host institution.
Format: Book
Language:English
Imprint: Frankfurt : Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt ; Humlebaek : Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ; Munich : Hirmer, [2020]
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Summary:Frida Kahlo was just one of them: between 1930 and the 1960s many more women artists contributed to the Surrealist movement than has hitherto been assumed. The male Surrealists surrounding André Breton mostly saw them only as partners or models, but this volume shows how much more these women artists had to offer. The dominant topic of male Surrealists was woman as goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman, android, and dream creature. The women artists of Surrealism, on the other hand, were searching for a new female identity and incidentally discovered their own language of forms. And then there was the examination of political topics, literature and foreign myths. Painting, drawing, objects, photography and films complement each other to create an overall picture of the surreal and fanciful creative work of the women artists of the avant-garde from all over the world. Exhibition: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (13.02. - 24.05.2020) / Louisiana Museum of modern art, Humlebæk, Denmark (18.06. - 27.09.2020)
Frida Kahlo was just one of them: between 1930 and the 1960s many more women artists contributed to the Surrealist movement than has hitherto been assumed. The male Surrealists surrounding André Breton mostly saw them only as partners or models, but this volume shows how much more these women artists had to offer. The dominant topic of male Surrealists was woman as goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman, android, and dream creature. The women artists of Surrealism, on the other hand, were searching for a new female identity and incidentally discovered their own language of forms. And then there was the examination of political topics, literature and foreign myths. Painting, drawing, objects, photography and films complement each other to create an overall picture of the surreal and fanciful creative work of the women artists of the avant-garde from all over the world.
Item Description:Catalog of an exhibition held at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, February 13 - May 24, 2020; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, June 18 - September 27, 2020--Colophon.
Physical Description:419 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits (some color) ; 30 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (page 402)
ISBN:9783777434148
3777434140
Author Notes:L. Kirsten Degel is a curator at the Louisana Museum of Modern Art Humlebaek. Ingrid Pfeiffer is an art historian and curator of the renowned exhibition house Schirn Kunsthalle in Germany. Her publications include Splendor and Misery in the Weimar Republic , Richard Gerstl , and En Passant .