a collage showing various enraptured female faces, many of which were taken from Charcot’s photographs. The image originally followed a text by Dalí on the apparently irrational component of art nouveau architecture, parts of which alluded to sculptural details of girls and angels in rhapsodic abandon on the buildings of AntoniGaudí.
SURREALISM, MYTH, AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (part3)
Surrealists- bringing to light the hidden world of unconscious desires, focus on instances of psychic and social failure, where laws falter or break down.Hysteria “Hysteriais by no means a pathological symptom and can in every way be considered a supreme form of expression”-Breton and Aragon
a passionate rather than a pathological condition is a mental state that is more or less irreducible & that is characterized by the subversion of the relations bet. the subject & the world of morality, w/ which it takes issue, outside any system of delirium. Subversion- unconscious protest
HYSTERIA was characterized by both exaggerated sexual craving and excessive aversion to sexuality is common in women because it is rooted in the girl‟s pre oedipal phase of attachment to the mother Is a specific condition that raises general problems about the relationship bet. The sexes and between masculinity and feminity
The Phenomenon ofEcstasy, photomontage bySalvador Dali (1933)
Elements of convulsive beauty Erotique voilee(veiled erotic)- process of representation of work in nature ex: Brassai, photograph of rock crystals Explosante-fixe ex: Man ray Explosante-Fixe
Salvador Dali,Suburbsof a Paranoiac-CriticalTown: Afternoon on theOutskirts of EuropeanHistory, 1936 The Papin Sisters
Alberto Giacometti, Boule suspendue, 1930-1931.Exhibition of Surrealist objects at CharlesRatton"s, May 1936.Right: "Aphrodisiac Dinner Jacket", 1936
Marcel Duchamp, why not sneeze rrose sélavy,1921Man Ray, study of a‘mathematical object’ 1936
Fetihism- emphasized the idea of „a fixation of the sight of‟ - looking at an object as it is with the object of desire itself Substitution- characteristic mechanism of fetihism, and metaphor was seen as its linguistics equivalent
Joan Miró. Poetic Object,1936. Man Ray, untitled, 1933Jacques-Andre Boiffard, photograph, inG. Bataille
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