Surrealism and the Occult

Shamanism, Magic, Alchemy, and the Birth of an Artistic Movement
By (author) Nadia Choucha
Surrealism and the Occult
Shamanism, Magic, Alchemy, and the Birth of an Artistic Movement
By (author) Nadia Choucha

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Pages : 152

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892813735

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : October 01, 1992

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 15 b&w photographs

An art historian shows how many surrealists and their predecessors were steeped in magical ideas that were expressed in their art: the sorcery of Dali, the alchemy of Picasso, the Theosophy of Kandinsky, and the shamanism of Ernst and Carrington.
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An art historian shows how many surrealists and their predecessors were steeped in magical ideas that were expressed in their art: the sorcery of Dali, the alchemy of Picasso, the Theosophy of Kandinsky, and the shamanism of Ernst and Carrington. 
Table of Contents

Table of content

Surrealism and the Occult:
Shaminism, Magic, Alchemy, and the Birth of an Artistic Movement

Acknowledgments
Illustrations
Introduction: An Outline of Symbolism and Surrealism
1.  Occultism in the Nineteenth Century
2.  Post-Symbolist Occult Influences
3.  Dada and Duchamp: The Fusion of Mysticism and Materialism
4.  The Surrealist Manifestos, Automatism, and Austin Osman Spare
5.  Revolution and the Erotic Aesthetic
6.  The Androgyne, the Surrealist Woman, and the Magical Tradition
7.  Max Earnst and Leonora Carrington: Alchemy, Shamanism, and Psychoanalysis
Bibliography 
Index

Author Bio
A writer and frequent lecturer on art and magic, Nadia Choucha holds a master's degree in art history from Edinburgh University and is currently researching the surrealists for her Ph.D. at Essex University.
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