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Mahon, Alyce

Overview
Works: 13 works in 30 publications in 3 languages and 1,236 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: N8217.E6, 704.9428
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alyce Mahon
Eroticism & art by Alyce Mahon ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the surreal eroticism of Salvador Dali to the kitsch eroticism of Jeff Koons, erotic art has always inflamed opinion and, even today, such images are considered provocative, dangerous, and unwelcome in the public sphere. Now Alyce Mahon, the feisty Irish art historian, takes us on an imaginative and engaging tour of erotic art in all its forms, including painting, sculpture, video art, installation, performance art, and photography
Surrealism and the politics of eros, 1938-1968 by Alyce Mahon ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this rigorous and highly original history, Alyce Mahon provides a radically new assessment of French Surrealism. The orthodox idea of a terminal decline for the movement after the 1930s is transformed into an artistic renaissance in the war and post-war years in which the Surrealists redefined and extended their interests in social crisis, political engagement, transgressive art, myth, the occult and the erotic. Through 'the politics of Eros' the Surrealists attempted to shatter the repression intrinsic to bourgeois society by appealing to and arousing individual desire as a route to political consciousness and action. In analysing the conception and organization of their four international exhibitions from 1938 to 1965, Dr Mahon shows how they evoked in the gallery space a three-dimensional world of dream, desire and sexual pleasure, using the power of 'uncanny', feminine forms and symbols. The result is to demonstrate that the last decades of Surrealism were a dynamic and intensely creative period that should be central to our understanding and appreciation of Surrealism as a whole - its artistic, philosophical and political motivations and aspirations then, as well as its legacy today. Dr Mahon evocatively elaborates the ways in which Surrealism revolutionized the exhibition as a cultural forum, wreaked havoc on the Establishment and ultimately inspired the generation of May '68. By documenting the ways in which the Surrealists used sound, lighting, special effects and performance art to create a living, theatrical environment in which the spectator had to 'complete' the aesthetic experience, Dr Mahon also sheds new light on topics increasingly seen as central to understanding art in our time. Illustrated throughout not only with artworks but with rare contemporary photographs and documents, this book will open new territory and debates in several fields, as well as taking its place as a classic work on one of the most popular and controversial art movements of the twentieth century
Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was born in Lancashire, England. In 1936, she saw Max Ernst's work at the International Surrealist Exhibition in London, and met the artist at a party the following year. They became a couple almost immediately; when the outbreak of the Second World War separated them, Carrington was devastated, and fled to Spain, then Lisbon, where she married Renato Leduc, a Mexican diplomat, and escaped to Mexico, where she eventually established herself as one of the country's most beloved artists. Leonora Carrington developed an iconography of myth, occultism and alchemy that has resonated strongly with younger artists over the past decade and a half. Incredibly gifted as a technician, Carrington was also possessed of a wild imagination, which she realized with great precision in her canvases. Her leading role as a Surrealist in Paris immediately prior to the war, and her life in Mexico City alongside fellow Surrealist expats Remedios Varo, Kati Horna and Edward James, have been the subject of increased interest and scholarly research. This is the first overview of her work to be published since her death in 2011 at the age of 94. Beautifully produced, with a faux-leather binding, a die-cut cover with foil stamping and 138 color plates (including two gatefolds), this volume looks at the many influences on Carrington's many lives. It explores the Celtic imagery that enchanted her as a child, and the Mexican myths, imagery and stories that informed the second half of her career. Metamorphosis and transformation is an ongoing theme in Carrington's hybrid world, populated with disconcerting hybrid creatures, elongated women and people metamorphosing into birds. This theme also emerges on a more intimate level in her self-portraits and portraits of friends and family. Writing was of equal importance as painting for Carrington, and this volume is supplemented with excerpts from unpublished manuscripts"--Publisher's website
Decadence of the nude : Pierre Klossowski, Maurice Blanchot ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surrealismo, Eros y política, 1938-1968 by Alyce Mahon ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decadence of the nude La décadence du nu by Pierre Klossowski ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surrealism and the politics of Eros in post-war France 1944-68 by Alyce Mahon ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matta - Fiktionen : Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, 22. September 2012 bis 6. Januar 2013 ; Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden , 19. Januar bis 2. Juni 2013 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roberto Matta (1911-2002) zählt zu den bedeutendsten Malern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er stand in engemAustausch mit surrealistischen Künstlern und Schriftstellern, und in den 1940er Jahren zeigt seinWerk bereits wesentliche Entwicklungen des Abstrakten Expressionismus, wie sie Jackson Pollockfortführte. Die zwischen Figuration und Abstraktion changierende Malerei des studierten Architektenschafft kosmische Fiktionsräume, in denen sich immer auch die Zeitgeschichte spiegelt. Seine oftmalsüberwältigend großformatigen Gemälde nehmen die phantastischen Sphären von Science-Fiction und Computerspielen vorweg. Der Band beleuchtet das kosmopolitische Leben Roberto Mattas zwischen Santiago de Chile, Paris, Rom und New York und zeigt die verblüffende Aktualität seiner Kunst für diezeitgenössische Malerei.0Exhibition: Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany (22.9.2012-6.1.2013) / Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany (18.1.-2.6.2013)
Decandence of the nude = La décadence du nu by Pierre Klossowski ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decadence of the Nude = La décadence du Nu by Pierre Klossowski ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surrealism and the politics of Eros in post-war France, 1944-1968 by Alyce Mahon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Pierre Klossowski, Maurice Blanchot : [decadence of the nude] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Helena Almeida : inside me ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (25)
Spanish (3)
German (1)
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