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La mélancolie extatique des chiens, gâteuse comme une vertigineuse descente en ski

Graphic Arts

Author

By (artist) Salvador Dalí

Description

In 1936 this image figured among the series of "Surrealist post cards" . On this sort of "winter sports" card, sent to André Breton one day in 1932, Dalí had glued a chromo showing puppies, drawing a few lines where necessary so as to imperceptibly transform the skiers in this unremarkable Alpine image into the gummy eyes of the aforementioned puppies. Edouard Jaguer (Les mystères de la chambre noire, Paris, Flammarion, 1982, p. 69).

"In 1937, Georges Hugnet published a "first series" (which turned out to be the only one) of post cards, their verso printed with the imitation of a postal stamp - the circular inscription 'guaranteed Surrealist post card" (the idea was Man Ray's). The series confirmed that that there was interest in the cards, suggesting as well that the Group intended for the post card to be a means of diffusion for some of the significant images of its choice. This hope was not fulfilled, as the operation was not a financial success.
These twenty-one cards, printed in sepia (on a yellow, green or white background) reproduced pre-existing images, with the exception, apparently, of that by Picasso..."
Among the artists who participated in the undertaking were André Breton, with a poem-object, and Salvador Dalí with La mélancolie gâteuse des chiens comme une vertigineuse descente de ski, "beautiful example of a dual image." Gérard Durozoi (Histoire du mouvement surréaliste, Paris, Hazan, 1997, pp.331-333).

Bibliography

- José Pierre, Le surréalisme, dictionnaire de poche, Paris, Hazan, 1973, rep.p.133, pp.132-133
- Edouard Jaguer, Les mystères de la chambre noire, Paris, Flammarion, 1982, rep.p.69
- José Pierre, André Breton et la peinture, Lausanne, Editions l\'Age d\'Homme, 1987, rep. n° 79, s.p.
- Paris, Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, André Breton, la beauté convulsive, 1991, rep.p. 288
- Gérard Durozoi, Histoire du mouvement surréaliste, Paris, Hazan, 1997, rep.p.332, n° 19, pp.331-333

Creation date1931-1932
Date of publication 1932
LanguagesFrench
Physical description14 x 9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.) - Collage et gouache sur carte postale photographique Schussfahrt (titre du support qui signifie descente « en schuss »)
From / ProvenanceCarte envoyée par Dalí à Breton en 1932
Copyright© ADAGP, Paris, 2005.
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 4017
Keywords,
CategoriesModern Paintings
Set[Exhibitions] 1965-1966, L'écart absolu
ExhibitionsL'Écart absolu, 1965 , André Breton, La Beauté convulsive , Le Surréalisme et l'objet
Permanent linkhttps://www.andrebreton.fr/en/work/56600100591400
Exhibition place

See also

2 Works
 
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Cahier de collages originaux

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André Breton, Paul Éluard, Suzanne Muzard, ép. Cordonnier

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Cahier à spirale comportant 33 photo-collages originaux dont certains sont datés de 1931.
27 images, une notice descriptive, une bibliographie, des liens.

[Albums] Scrapbooks, [Albums] Miscellaneous photos from albums

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[Ge vous envoie la carte postale]

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Salvador Dalí

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Lettre de Salvador Dalí à André Breton du 27 mars 1937 qu'accompagne une carte postale intitulée « La mélancolie extatique des chiens, gâteuse comme une vertigineuse descente en ski », mais qui concerne surtout le projet de la galerie Gradiva.
Quatre images, une notice descriptive, un lien.

1937, galerie Gradiva, [Correspondance] Salvador Dali

Description

Photocollage réalisé entre 1931 et 1933 par André Breton, Paul Éluard et Suzanne Muzard.

 

Bibliography

- Damarice Amao, Amanda Maddox, Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska, Dora Maar, Paris, Centre Pompidou (5 juin-29 juillet 2019), Paris, Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2019. rep.p.105

Bibliographical material

Sans titre, 1931-1933. Photocollage, impressions photmécaniques. Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne paris. AM 2015-330.

Date of publication 1931-1933
Publicationfirst publication
Museum

Musée national d'Art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris : Inv. AM 2015-330

Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2166
Keywords,
Categories1931-1939, Graphics, Objects by André Breton
ExhibitionDora Maar
Permanent linkhttps://www.andrebreton.fr/en/work/56600101000374

See also

1 Work
 
False

Cahier de collages originaux

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André Breton, Paul Éluard, Suzanne Muzard, ép. Cordonnier

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Cahier à spirale comportant 33 photo-collages originaux dont certains sont datés de 1931.
27 images, une notice descriptive, une bibliographie, des liens.

[Albums] Scrapbooks, [Albums] Miscellaneous photos from albums

Le Surréalisme au service de la Révolution

numéro 6

Book

Description

Number 6 of the collection of the journal, Le Surréalisme au service de la Révolution.  Joined with this issue are the following: 

Image 1. Cover N.°6 of the journal, Le Surréalisme au service de la Révolution.

Image 2. Handwritten letter signed by Salvador Dali to André Breton on paper with stationary heading from the Royal Hôtel of Barcelona, relative to Dali's frontispiece for the front cover of the Second Manifesto of Surrealism. (circa 1930, 1 page in-12°).

Images 3, 4, 5. Handwritten letter signed by Maurice Heine to André Breton, Dourdan. 26 May 1932 (3 pages in-4°).

Image 6. Handwritten poem by René Char « Les soleils chanteurs » (1 page in-4°).

Image 7. Handwritten letter signed by Salvador Dali to André Breton (1/4 page in-4°).

Images 8, 9. Handwritten letter signed by Salvador Dali to André Breton with a small original drawing (2 pages in-4°).

Images 10-20. Handwritten manuscript signed by Max Ernst : « Comme on force l'inspiration » with pencil redactions by André Breton. This manuscript was found with a title cover titled by the hand of André Breton (Typographical indications ?) (1 sheet).

Visual not available. Handwritten letter dated and signed in ink by Maurice Heine addressed to André Breton, about the Marquis de Sade.

Bibliothèque Kandinsky, centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris.

Bibliographical materialParis, José Corti. N°6 of May 1933. 1 copy large in-8°. Paperback. Breton Collection Sold 2003, lot 1133.
Book1
Issue6
Date of publication 1933
Publicationfirst publication
LanguagesFrench
PublisherJosé Corti, Paris
Original publication date1933
Reference7701000
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 1133
Keywords, ,
Set[Journal] Le Surréalisme au service de la Révolution
Permanent linkhttps://www.andrebreton.fr/en/work/56600100578751

See also

2 Works
 
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Cahier de collages originaux

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André Breton, Paul Éluard, Suzanne Muzard, ép. Cordonnier

-
Cahier à spirale comportant 33 photo-collages originaux dont certains sont datés de 1931.
27 images, une notice descriptive, une bibliographie, des liens.

[Albums] Scrapbooks, [Albums] Miscellaneous photos from albums

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Un temps de chien

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André Breton

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Photographic collage by André Breton presented at the Centre Georges Pompidou in the show André Breton, la beauté convulsive en 1991.
One image, one bilingual notice, one bibliography, one exhibit.

[Exhibitions] 1991, boîte archives bleue, Beaubourg