In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States
  • Ilene Susan Fort
  • English
  • 09 January 2018
  • 3791351419

In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United StatesFilled With A Wide Array Of Illustrations, This Book Offers A Fresh Perspective On Surrealism As It Spotlights The Important Role That North American Women Artists Played In The Movement The Surrealist Movement In Art Is Most Often Identified With Male Artists, Many Of Whom Objectified Women In Their Paintings, Casting Them As Sexual Or Symbolic Ideals Conversely, The Female Artists Of The Movement Delved Primarily Into Their Own Subconscious And Dreams This Volume Features The Work Of Mexican And US Based Women Artists Whose Contributions To The Surrealist Movement Span Than Four Decades And Whose Work Was Both Influential And Radical In Its Own Right Thematically Arranged, It Includes Than Full Color Images Along With Several Essays Exploring The Effects Ofgeography And Gender On The Movement This Unique Book Illustrates Surrealism As A Gateway To Self Discovery, Especially In North America, Where Women Artists Were Freed From Oppressive European Traditions And The Vagaries Of War From , The Year Of Lee Miller S First Surreal Photograph, To , When Yayoi Kusama Presented Her Landmark Happening Alice In Wonderland In New York S Central Park, The Artists And Works Depicted Here Are Both Significant And Extraordinary In Their Explorations Of Personal And Universal Truths

10 thoughts on “In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States

  1. Mir says:

    A decent introduction, although it suffers from trying to cover too much Surrealism in post war Mexico and surrealism in 1960s America, for instance, aren t so closely connected that the need to be in the same study, necessarily I liked thefocused Surreal Friends Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Kati Horna .Now, here are some pictures that I wish came with novels remedios varo, escapesylvia fein, lady with white knightmaya deren, meshes of afternoonmuriel streeter, chess queens A decent introduction, although it suffers from trying to cover too much Surrealism in post war Mexico and surrealism in 1960s America, for instance, aren t so closely connected that the need to be in the same study, necessarily I liked thefocused Surreal Friends Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Kati Horna .Now, here are some pictures that I wish came with novels remedios varo, escapesylvia fein, lady with white knightmaya deren, meshes of afternoonmuriel streeter, chess queenslee miller, women with fire masks

  2. Grady says:

    A Timely, Controversial Exhibition CatalogueIN WONDERLAND is due to open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this month and promises to be one of the fines exhibits presented by this now formidable institution The subtitle is revealing THE SURREALIST ADVENTURES OF WOMEN ARTISTS IN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES as this exhibition fills a significant gap in our studies of the Surrealist Art movement women artists have all but been excluded in the ranks of the Surrealist School Now, thanks t A Timely, Controversial Exhibition CatalogueIN WONDERLAND is due to open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this month and promises to be one of the fines exhibits presented by this now formidable institution The subtitle is revealing THE SURREALIST ADVENTURES OF WOMEN ARTISTS IN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES as this exhibition fills a significant gap in our studies of the Surrealist Art movement women artists have all but been excluded in the ranks of the Surrealist School Now, thanks to curator Ilene Susan Fort and to the contributing authors Maria Buszek, Tere Arcq, Terri Geis and Dawn Ades that window has been refreshingly opened.The exhibition as so beautifully designed and presented in this richly colorful and informative book showcases the work of many well known artists such as Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, Lee Miller, Remedios Vara, Dorothea Tanning and Louise Bourgeois who form only part of the near fifty artists represented As is widely known, the Surrealist Movement in art has heretofore been the domain of male artists Jean Arp, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dal , Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Ren Magritte, Joan Mir , Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Yves Tanguy many of whom objectified women in their paintings, casting them as sexual or symbolic ideals Conversely, the female artists of the movement delved primarily into their own subconscious and dreams Included are reproductions and notations and historical data of 48 Mexican and U.S based women artists whose contributions to the surrealist movement spanthan four decades and whose work was both influential and radical in its own right.For those preparing to visit this traveling exhibition or who simply want to expand their knowledge of an important period in art, this book is highly recommended Grady Harp

  3. l. says:

    I really like Kay Sage s art is there a book on her that I should check out Help me, GR art people

  4. Denver Public Library says:

    Having spent a good deal of time trying to immerse myself in as much surrealist media as possible not just painting but photography, writing, and games , I am awed at what this collection covers Works by some of the best known women surrealists, Louise Bourgeois and Frida Kahlo, are mixed in with those that did not experience the same levels of fame This collection explores what it meant to embrace surrealism and blends in the struggle of being a woman in a traditionally male dominated art en Having spent a good deal of time trying to immerse myself in as much surrealist media as possible not just painting but photography, writing, and games , I am awed at what this collection covers Works by some of the best known women surrealists, Louise Bourgeois and Frida Kahlo, are mixed in with those that did not experience the same levels of fame This collection explores what it meant to embrace surrealism and blends in the struggle of being a woman in a traditionally male dominated art environment Full color paintings and photographs are accompanied by the tales of women in surrealism, how they influenced each other and battled with ideas on sexality, gender, and the changing art world Two artists that do not receive quite as much of the limelight, Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo, represent thefascinating aspects of this collection Both artists blended alchemy, mysticism, sexuality, and Mexican culture into their works Of the pairing, Octavio Paz claimed there are in Mexico, two admirable artists, two bewitched witches Untouched by social s, by aesthetics and prices, Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo move through our city with an air of supreme and and ineffable distraction Their work stands apart from the others, reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch mixed with magic I am perpetually enchanted by their works, and this collection provides the reflection they deserve The works of women across four decades of surrealism are beautifully represented in their rightful place, as equal and vital elements of the movement Get In Wonderland from Denver Public Library Hana

  5. Yvonne Thälker says:

    This book is truly amazing It is both a beautiful coffee table book and a useful one for research It covers so many different women surrealists, and covers a range of topics regarding themfamily life, relationships to each other and male surrealists, their inner lives and inspirations, etc There are separate chapters for artists working in Mexico, artists working in the United States and surrealist photography This is a great book for Surrealist art or women artist novices to dive right i This book is truly amazing It is both a beautiful coffee table book and a useful one for research It covers so many different women surrealists, and covers a range of topics regarding themfamily life, relationships to each other and male surrealists, their inner lives and inspirations, etc There are separate chapters for artists working in Mexico, artists working in the United States and surrealist photography This is a great book for Surrealist art or women artist novices to dive right into However it is also going to be a real treat for those who are already enthused about the subject matter The water s fine, come in and be hypnotized

  6. Tanya says:

    It was incredibly hard to part with this library book I will have to add it to the long wish list The essays included are what you would expect in a catalogue far too all encompassing and sweeping to really grab you The essayists really had to strain to draw parallels between these divergent artists Luckily, the works depicted were fantastic I originally got the book to explore Leonora Carrington I ve now found a deep love of Dorothea Tanning, Remedios Varo, and a few others An absolute It was incredibly hard to part with this library book I will have to add it to the long wish list The essays included are what you would expect in a catalogue far too all encompassing and sweeping to really grab you The essayists really had to strain to draw parallels between these divergent artists Luckily, the works depicted were fantastic I originally got the book to explore Leonora Carrington I ve now found a deep love of Dorothea Tanning, Remedios Varo, and a few others An absolute delight

  7. Suzanne Lagrande says:

    A great collection of surrealist women artists and their work, both well known and many that were new to me.

  8. Meg says:

    I appreciated the selections of art that they chose to incorporate, however, I am not the biggest fan of surrealism.

  9. Lily says:

    Well, all my friends are in here Some I ve known for years, others I am meeting for the first time What a bunch of dream boats The point of many of these essays is to explore the role of women in the surrealist movement and the surrealist s influence on the contemporary feminist movement By repositioning women as meaningful contributors to the artistic movement rather than just as muses or femme enfants, this book marvelously explains how women took surrealism and made it their own, even u Well, all my friends are in here Some I ve known for years, others I am meeting for the first time What a bunch of dream boats The point of many of these essays is to explore the role of women in the surrealist movement and the surrealist s influence on the contemporary feminist movement By repositioning women as meaningful contributors to the artistic movement rather than just as muses or femme enfants, this book marvelously explains how women took surrealism and made it their own, even using it to comment on the role of women in the world, their emotions, their roles in society, and the world Infused with the female experience, surrealism seems to have found a natural match with the beautiful, poetic, occult, emotional, intuitive, and social commentary surrealism at its best embodies

  10. Cristina says:

    All my dreams in a book If only if only if only, I d seen this exhibition in person I believe that this book would appeal to anyone who enjoys any one of the following well designed art catalogues, surrealism, latin american art, women artists, history, art history, women, art, books Okay so that s you isn t it