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Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

By Oliver Shell, Oliver Tostmann, Robin Adèle Greeley, Samantha Kavky

During the pivotal decades leading up to World War II and throughout the war, important Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Andre Masson, Joan Miró, Wolfgang Paalen, and Yves Tanguy--some of whom has served as soldiers in World War I--responded through their works to the repression and violence attending the rise of Hitler and the spread of Fascism in Europe. In this engrossing volume, essays by experts in the field and more than 130 color images showcase the experimental and international extent of Surrealist art during the years. 

In the 1930s and 1940s, monstrosities in the real world bred monsters on canvas, in sculpture, on film, and in the pages of journals and artists' books. Monsters & Myths brings together the most vivid and potent of these creations, showing us was through the eyes of some of the twentieth century's most celebrated artists. 

Hardcover
256 pages
Rizzoli Electa, 2018
9.8 x 1.1 x 11.3 inches
ISBN 9780847863136

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