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Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement

Chadwick, Whitney, Ades, Dawn
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Published: October 7, 2021
ISBN: 9780500296165
320 pages, 145 Illustrations, color
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£20.00

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. Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and Dorothea Tanning, among many others, embodied their age as they struggled toward artistic maturity and their own “liberation of the spirit” in the context of the Surrealist revolution.

Their stories and 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, author of the highly acclaimed Women, Art, and Society, interviewed and corresponded with most of the artists themselves in the course of her research.

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