The Lives of the Surrealists
Surrealism did not begin as an art movement but as a philosophical strategy, a way of life, and a rebellion against the establishment that gave rise to the First World War. In Lives of the Surrealists, Desmond Morris concentrates on the artists as people—as remarkable individuals. What were their personalities, their predilections, their character strengths and flaws?
Unlike the Impressionists or the Cubists, the surrealists did not obey a fixed visual code, but rather the rules of sur..