Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement | Author: Professor Whitney Chadwick

This pioneering book stands as the most comprehensive treatment of the lives, ideas and art works of the remarkable group of women who were an essential part of the Surrealist movement. Frida Kahlo, Meret Oppenheim and Dorothea Tanning, among many others, became an embodiment of their age as they struggled towards artistic maturity and their own 'liberation of the spirit' in the context of the Surrealist revolution. Their stories and their achievements are presented here against the background of the turbulent decades of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and the war that forced Surrealism into exile in New York and Mexico.

Whitney Chadwick is an art historian and educator, who has published widely on contemporary art, modernism, Surrealism, and gender and sexuality.

Paperback
22.9 x 15.6cm
320 Pages


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