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Surrealism and its Legacies in Latin America (British Academy Lecture)

Ades, Dawn (2011) 'Surrealism and its Legacies in Latin America (British Academy Lecture).' Proceedings of the British Academy, 167. pp. 393-422. ISSN 0068-1202

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Abstract

This text discusses the tensions between surrealist internationalism and local cultural nationalisms, the contested relationship between surrealism and Magic Realism, and the enduring surrealist fascination with Pre-Columbian art and architecture. It analyzes the works of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Gunther Gerzso and works of contemporary Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles. It contents that art from Latin America has flourished in recent years without claiming surrealism as an exclusive source.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The text of a lecture on the legacies of surrealism in Latin America given at the 2009 British Academy Lecture Series
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 10:04
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2012 10:04
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2526

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