Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement

Thames and Hudson Ltd

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Whitney Chadwick and Dawn Ades
Thames and Hudson Ltd
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Paperback with flaps
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145 colour illustrations
22.9 x 15.2 cm
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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.

With 145 illustrations in colour

About the Author
Whitney Chadwick is an art historian and educator, who has published widely on contemporary art, modernism, Surrealism, and gender and sexuality. Among her many books are Women, Art and Society, The Militant Muse and, with Isabelle de Courtivron, Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership.