Sade / Surreal
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Sade / Surreal (ISBN 3775710655) is a German language art history book on the influence of Sade on Surrealism. Its full title is Der Marquis de Sade und die erotische Fantasie des Surrealismus in Text und Bild (Eng: The Marquis de Sade and the erotic fantasy of surrealism in text and image). The book was published in 2001 by Tobia Bezzola, Michael Pfister, Stefan Zweifel with text by Michel Delon, Ursula Pia Jauch, Tobia Bezzola, Jacques Mayer and Stefan Zweifel. It accompanied an exhibition in Zurich from November 30 2001 until March 3 2002.
Selected list of illustrations
- French photographer Eli Lotar’s Les abattoirs de La Villette (1929)
- French Visionary architect Jean-Jacques Lequeu’s Le Dieu Priape and Trois images du sexe féminin and some illustrations of his use of sexual symbolism in architecture.
- Spanish painter Francisco de Goya’s Cannibales dépeçant leurs victimes and a painting of a woman about to have her throat cut.
- Illustrations for Sade’s novels by French painter and illustrator Claude Bornet.
- Work by French painter and engraver Jean-Baptiste Tierce
- A portrait of French writer and contemporary of Sade Marie-Dorothée de Rousset
- Images of French artist Jean-Jacques Lebel 1960s happening 120 minutes dédiées au divin Marquis at the Festival de la libre expression. Lebel seems to have been the Otto Mühl of France during that particular era.
- Very transgressive photography by French photographer Charles François Jeandel
- Works by German Weimar period artist Rudolf Schlichter
- A sculpture by French ‘medical artist’ André Pierre Pinson, La Femme assise which was also used on the cover of Rachilde’s novel Monsieur Vénus.
- An illustration by Hans Bellmer for Georges Bataille’s Solar Anus.
- Work by Czech painter, poet, editor, photographer, and graphic artist Jindřich Štyrský
- Work by Romanian painter Victor Brauner.
- Work by Danish painter Wilhelm Freddie
- And the 1938 L’Ultrameuble by Swiss painter Kurt Seligmann, a stool supported by three stockinged mannekins’ legs in high-heel shoes.
Other work and/or photographs are by Antonin Artaud, Aubrey Beardsley, Hans Bellmer, André Breton, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Johann Heinrich Füssli, Theodore Gericault, Alberto Giacometti, Max Klinger, Alfred Kubin, René Magritte, André Masson and Man Ray.