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Les Vases communicants

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By (artist) Diego Rivera


In 1938, André Breton left for Mexico -"the only country which attracts me"- accompanied by his wife, Jacqueline Lamba, and on an official mission to give four talks on French literature and art.
"On May 13th, he gave the first of the four "Modern Transformations in Art and in Surrealism" lectures, and on the 17th, sponsored the first projection of Un chien andalou , by Luis Bunuel, at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The other talks were cancelled because of the politically agitated climate which reigned in the country." (Strasbourg, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Les surréalistes en exil, 2000, p. 190).


- André Breton, Diego Rivera, « Pour un art révolutionnaire indépendant », In : London Bulletin, n° 6, october 1938, rep.p. 25, p. 25, pp. 29-31
- Paris, Musée national d'art moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, André Breton, la beauté convulsive, 1991, rep.p. 330
- Strasbourg, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Les surréalistes en exil, 2000, pp. 189-190

Creation date1938
Date of publication 1938
Physical description93 x 121 cm (36 5/8 x 47 5/8 in.) - Gouache sur papier marouflé sur toile

Musée national d'Art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris : AM 2003-267

Copyright© ADAGP, Paris, 2012.
ReferenceLot 4033
Keywords, , ,
CategoriesPosters, Modern Paintings
Set1939, Mexique, galerie Renou et Colle, [Exhibitions] 1991, boîte archives bleue, Beaubourg
Exhibitions1939, Mexique, galerie Renou et Colle , André Breton, La Beauté convulsive
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Les Vases communicants

Diego Rivera

Affiche de Diego Rivera créée en 1939.

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