October 8 through December 19, 2004
This private collection provides an extraordinary and comprehensive overview of Surrealism from its development in the mid-1920s, when it grew out of the devastation of the First World War and the eccentricities of Dadaism. Often witty and occasionally shocking or terrifying, Surrealist drawings provide a window into the thought processes of artists as they came to terms with the rapidly changing political and social situations in the world. Among the artists represented in this show are Max Ernst, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, Roberto Matta, Hans Bellmer, Yves Tanguy, Kay Sage, and Dorothea Tanning.
Victor Brauner, L' Archechat (The Arch-cat), 1948.
Collection of Gale and Ira Drukier
The exhibition was organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.