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La Comtesse Midralgar

Painting

Author

By (artist) Pierre Molinier

Description

In 1955 Molinier, who had already sent Breton photographs of his canvases and a few poems, began a correspondence with him. He collaborated on the making of four of the five issues of Surréalisme, même and participated in the E.R.O.S exhibition in 1959.
The Breton-Molinier collaboration was greeted rather reservedly by the Surrealists, who were "traumatized" by the "completely sexual side" of Molinier's painting. The artist, on the other hand, considered that he had "encountered with the Surrealists total comprehension of what was in him." (d'après Gérard Durozoi, Histoire du mouvement surréaliste, Paris, Hazan, 1997, p. 547)

Bibliography

- « Huit cartes d'analogie », In : Le surréalisme, même, n° 5, printemps 1959, rep.p.24
- Robert Benayoun, Erotique du surréalisme, Paris, Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1965, rep.p.188
Molinier, Paris, Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1969, rep.p. 41, rep.p. 51
- André Breton, Le surréalisme et la peinture, Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée, 1928-1965, Paris, Gallimard, 1965, rep.p. 247, pp. 245-248
- Pierre Molinier, Genève, Bernard Letu, 1979, rep.p. 24
- José Pierre, L'univers surréaliste, Paris, Somogy, 1983, rep.p. 275
- Paris, Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, André Breton, la beauté convulsive, 1991, rep. p. 457

Creation date1950
Date of publication 1950
LanguagesFrench
Physical description80 x 66 cm (31 1/2 x 26 in.) - Technique mixte sur papier marouflé sur toile
Copyright© ADAGP, Paris, 2005.
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 4035
Keywords,
CategoriesGraphics
Set[Exhibitions] 1991, boîte archives bleue, Beaubourg
ExhibitionAndré Breton, La Beauté convulsive
Permanent linkhttps://www.andrebreton.fr/en/work/56600100059460