Surrealism Part Two, The Unconscious Revealed

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By Béa Aaronson

In this second part of my surrealist adventure, I will 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.

Lecture
“Surrealism Part Two, the Unconscious Revealed”
By Béa Aaronson
Mon, Mar 7, 4pm
The Jewish Cultural Center of San Miguel, the JC3
Calle de Las Moras 47, corner of Cinco de Mayo
For reservations: 185 9191 or shalomsanmiguel@yahoo.com.mx
130 pesos members/150 pesos nonmembers

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 non-figurative, alien, organic landscapes and seascapes; Oscar Dominguez’s decalcomania and his violent, cathartic, bloody, visual constructions; Roberto Matta’s synaptic innerscapes charting the human psyche; Joan Miro’s childlike creative energy and magical realism.

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 Dali’s flamboyant, Freudian, sexual, mesmerizing, iconoclastic, critical paranoia; without forgetting the glorious art of cinema, the surrealist art par excellence, with clips from Luis Bunuel, Dali, and Jean Cocteau’s surrealist movies. I invite you to a fearless plunge into the deepest, mysterious terra incognita of our human psyche.

 

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