Encounters: Surrealism and War

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Encounters: Surrealism and War

Participate in a moderated discussion exploring how Surrealist artists response to the horrors of war. 

In the midst of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and World War II (1939-45), European and American artists found themselves confronting the atrocities brought on by war. What was once thought mere fantasy became a devastating reality for those who would become part of the Surrealist Movement. Join us as we discuss the historic relationship between surrealism and war and how this understanding can impact how we think of art and war today.

Free, but please RSVP to faculty@wadsworthatheneum.org to reserve a seat and lunch. Meet in Hartford Courant Room.

Please review the following readings prior to the discussion:
Excerpts from André Breton’s I (1924)
Excerpts from the Letters of Jacques Varché