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Surrealism: The Unconscious Revealed, Part 2

By Béa Aaronson


André Masson's Gradiva 1937

In part two of “Surrealism: The Unconscious Revealed,” I shall guide you through the powerful work of many different artists. An array of paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages, collages, and poem objects will await your gaze. Be ready for some truly disturbing, impactful images. I shall begin with Hans Bellmer’s “poupées,” his dismembered pubescent dolls cynically and silently screaming against the Superior Race of Nazi Germany; André Masson’s ominously bloody, violent, chaotic, sexually loaded works; Yves Tanguy’s abstract, alien, organic landscapes and seascapes; Oscar Domínguez’s decalcomania and his violent, cathartic, bloody visual constructions; Robert Matta’s synaptic innerscapes charting the human psyche; and Joan Miro’s childlike creative energy and magical realism.

“Surrealism: The Unconscious Revealed, Part 2”
Wed, Feb 11, 4:30 and 6:30pm
La Ostra Roja
A Casa Verde Annex
San Jorge 45
Colonia San Antonio (off Refugio Sur)
130 pesos
Reservations: 121 1026 or

I shall follow with Frida Kahlo’s personal surrealism, digging deep in the reality of her own experience; Max Ernst’s experimental techniques fulfilling his fascination with magic and metamorphosis; Victor Brauner’s hypnotic transcendental totemic visions; Picasso’s and Giacometti’s playful surrealist iconic flirts. And last, but not least, I shall unravel for you Salvador Dalí’s flamboyant, Freudian, sexual, mesmerizing, iconoclastic critical paranoia; without forgetting the glorious art of cinema, the surrealist art par excellence, with clips from Luis Buñuel, Dalí, and Jean Cocteau’s surrealist movies. I invite you to a fearless plunge into the deepest, mysterious terra incognita of our human condition.


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