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Succube

Painting

Author

By (artist) Pierre Molinier

Description

In a letter from April 8th 1955, Breton shared his impressions with Molinier of the photo album the latter had sent him: "Personally, I admired La femme Succube (sensational)[...]" (..) "Succube - That female creature of temptation which haunts the other side of life, the one that one approaches with one's eyes closed. Although she is usually described as being repulsive, she can be admirably beautiful. Be that as it may, there is little probability that any man is capable of escaping her advances, whether she decides to exhaust him in her arms or to desert him along the way. Identifiable among the succubi Mmes d'Uctil, d'Ouçamer, la d'Ilu, etc."

Bibliography

- André Breton (par) avec le concours de Gérard Legrand, L'art magique, Paris, Formes et reflets, Club français de l'art, 1957, rep.s.p.
- Paris, Galerie Daniel Cordier, Exposition internationale du surréalisme, 1959-1960, rep.p. 140
- André Breton, Le surréalisme et la peinture, Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée, 1928-1965, Paris, Gallimard, 1965, rep.p. 245
- Molinier, Paris, Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1969, rep. s.p.
- Lexique succinct du surréalisme, Paris, Éric Losfeld, 1970, rep.p. 73, p. 74
- Paris, Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, André Breton, la beauté convulsive, 1991, rep. p. 457

Creation date1952
Date of publication 1952
LanguagesFrench
Physical description94,5 x 85,5 cm (37 1/4 x 33 5/8 in.) - Technique mixte sur papier marouflé sur carton collé sur toile de sac
Copyright© ADAGP, Paris, 2005.
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 4372
Keywords,
CategoriesModern Paintings
Set[Exhibitions] 1991, boîte archives bleue, Beaubourg
Permanent linkhttps://www.andrebreton.fr/en/work/56600100193040