Docent Lecture: All Power to the Imagination: A Review of Surrealism and the Connections to Oceanic Art, Mina Shea

Matta "I Want to See It To Believe It"

 

Matta (Roberto Sebastián Antonio Echaurren Matta), Chilean, 1911–2002

I Want to See It to Believe It, 1947 

Color lithograph 

16 7/16 x 13 1/16 in.

Gift of John Gutmann 

1986.1.199

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This presentation will review Surrealism and the major players

in the art movement, which took place in the first half of the

20th century. Highlighted are works in the Fine Arts Museums’

collection by artists such as Enrico Donati, Roberto Matta,

and Joan Miró. We’ll also explore how Oceanic art served as

inspiration to the Surrealists.

From 1929 to 1932, Man Ray and Lee Miller—two giants of European Surrealism—lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Their mercurial relationship resulted in some of the most powerful work of each artist’s career and helped shape the course of modern art and photography. Combining rare vintage photographs, paintings, sculpture, and drawings, this exhibition tells the story of the artists’ brief but intense association and reveals the nature of

their creative partnership.

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  

From 1929 to 1932, Man Ray and Lee Miller—two giants of European Surrealism—lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Their mercurial relationship resulted in some of the most powerful work of each artist’s career and helped shape the course of modern art and photography. Combining rare vintage photographs, paintings, sculpture, and drawings, this exhibition tells the story of the artists’ brief but intense association and reveals the nature of

their creative partnerThis presentation will review Surrealism and the major players in the art movement, which took place in the first half of the 20th century. Highlighted are works in the Fine Arts Museums’ collection by artists such as Enrico Donati, Matta, and Joan Miró. We’ll also explore how Oceanic art served as inspiration to the Surrealists.

 

Join the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art; the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts; and a panel of experts for

 

Museum Fakes, Forgeries, and the Quest for Authenticity: A Mini-Symposium

Thursday, February 9, 2012

de Young Museum | Koret Auditorium

10:00 am–12:30 pm

 

$10 for the general public / $5 for museum members 

Yellow Lampshade, 1969

 

Oil on canvas

 

Museum purchase, gift of Nan Tucker McEvoy in memory of her mother, Phyllis de Young Tucker

 

1992.10  

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Lecture is free to the public. Museum admission required.

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Rebecca Crump