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Surrealist André Masson Endorses Breton and Rivera’s Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art
MASSON, ANDRE. (1896-1987). French Surrealist artist. ALS. ("André Masson").1p. 8vo. Lyons-la-Foret, N.d. ("Thursday") (likely 1938). To French poet, critic and a founder of Surrealism, ANDRÉ BRETON (1896-1966). In French with translation."I have received the Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art. Quite naturally, I agree with you and Diego Rivera.Hopefully, the concept concerning the relationship between Art and the State will become reality in the near future. There is no precedent for this in history, but I know that we must overcome pessimism and nihilism – to which we are very often inclined in this age of mud, spit and blood.In any case, our momentum – our thought – belong to the Future.We hope that Jacqueline is doing well; that she recovers quickly, and we hope to see all three of you soon.From the bottom of my heart, your friend…"After studying Sigmund Freud's works in depth, Breton developed his practice of automatic writing, tapping into the unconscious to bring together incongruous images. He delineated this philosophy in his 1924 Surrealist Manifesto, which defined the nascent Surrealist movement. In April 1938, on a French government grant, Breton traveled to Mexico for four months and met Leon Trotsky, who had been living there in exile since 1937 after losing a power struggle with Josef Stalin for control of the Communist Party in 1929. In Mexico, Trotsky had renewed his friendship with Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957), and together Breton, Rivera and Trotsky authored the anti-Stalinist Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary … [Click Below for Full Description]
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