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Portrait d'André Breton

Painting

Author

By (artist) Victor Brauner

Description

"The powers of imagination cannot be domesticated, and will not let themselves be exhausted in advertising slogans. Anyone who gives himself over entirely to [those powers] very quickly places his pride elsewhere than in the small vanities of immediate "success". This is the case of Brauner, whom those powers have favoured in Surrealism as they have no other, to the point where they have allowed hum over the past few uears to establish humself at the very heart of that "dangerous landscape", in a wholly hallucinatory universe. There he has been met by those strange beings who haunt the sub-strata of human life and hold the threads of those dazzling correspondences and premonitions." André Breton (Le surréalisme et la peinture, suivi de Genèse et perspective artistiques du surréalisme et de Fragments inédits, New York, Brentano's, 1945, p. 99).

Bibliography

- Philippe Audoin, Les surréalistes, Paris, Éditions du Seuil, 1973, rep. p.48
- José Pierre (avant-propos de Robert Lebel), L'aventure surréaliste autour d'André Breton, Paris, Filipacchi, Artcurial, 1986, rep. n° 4, p. 26
- Genève, Musée Rath ; Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Regards sur le Minotaure, la revue à tête de bête, 1987, rep.p.246
- Didier Semin, Victor Brauner, Paris, Réunion des musées nationaux, Filipacchi, 1990, rep.p.38, p. 305
- Paris, Musée national d'art moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, André Breton, la beauté convulsive, 1991, rep. p. 318
- Gérard Durozoi, Histoire du mouvement surréaliste, Paris, Hazan, 1997, rep.p.267, n° 5
- Margaret Montagne, L'œuvre graphique de Victor Brauner (1903-1966), Étude et catalogue du fonds d'atelier conservé au Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Étienne, Thèse de doctorat d'histoire, sous la direction du Professeur Dario Gamboni, volume I bis, annexes, Lyon, Université Lyon II, 1998, rep.s.p., n° 103

Creation date1934
LanguagesFrench
Physical description61 x 50 cm (24 x 14 5/8 in.) - Huile sur toile
Place of origin
Museum

Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris : AMVP 3036

Method of acquisition and collectionMusée d'Art moderne, Paris, don Aube et Oona Elléouët
Copyright© ADAGP, Paris, 2005.
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 4012
Keywords, ,
CategoriesMusée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museums, Modern Paintings
Set[Exhibitions] 1991, boîte archives bleue, Beaubourg
ExhibitionsVictor Brauner, 1972 , André Breton, La Beauté convulsive
Permanent linkhttps://www.andrebreton.fr/en/work/56600100123520
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