British Surrealism

British Surrealism

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Exhibition Catalog

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 2020.

160 pp. Well Illustrated (chiefly col.). 25 x 21 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9781898519430

This major exhibition marked 100 years since the birth of surrealism, championing the British artists that contributed to an iconic movement with over 70 eclectic works from 42 artists including Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and Paul Nash as well as lesser known figures Marion Adnams, Conroy Maddox, Reuben Mednikoff and Grace Pailthorpe. Embark on a journey into the unexpected, with innovative design and rooms that reject order and chronology to evoke surrealism’s playful and provocative side. Explore themes of dreams and the subconscious, the irrational and impossible, politics, sex and desire, with highlights such as Edward Burra’s nightmarish Dancing Skeletons (1934), John Armstrong’s Heaviness of Sleep (1938) and Conroy Maddox’s disorientating The Lesson (1938). The exhibition also features rare edition books and objects, reaching back to the works of William Blake, Henri Fuseli and Lewis Carroll. Curated by Dr David Boyd Haycock, British Surrealism is the first exhibition to trace the roots of surrealism back to 1620, through supporting archive material. Surrealism was born out of the uncertainty of a post-war world, predicting the dawning of a new age. In 2020, we invite audiences to rediscover the relevance of these unnerving and inspiring works.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Great Britain -- 1900-1945 -- Painting ; Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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