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Surrealism and (un)happy families : Banalité (1930).

Donkin, H. (2013) 'Surrealism and (un)happy families : Banalité (1930).', Rebus., 6 . pp. 101-126.


This article deals with the subject of Surrealism and the family. The French Surrealists, led by André Breton, challenged conventional views on love and sought to explode restraints on sexuality in the inter-war period in both their personal lives and in their art. The movement maintained a consistent moral opposition to the institution of the bourgeois family. How was this expressed in photographic works? In the following article, this question is examined in relation to the illustrated book Banalité, written by Léon-Paul Fargue, and illustrated by Roger Parry and Fabien Loris.

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Additional Information:Re•bus is the postgraduate Art History and Theory journal of the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex launched in Spring 2008. Founded and edited by postgraduate students of the School, the journal publishes peer-reviewed papers that present new research and fresh perspectives on art and its histories as well as related aspects of cultural theory.
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Publisher statement:© Hazel Donkin, 2013
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Date deposited:12 August 2014
Date of first online publication:June 2013
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