The Female Body
Through The History of Art
Part 4: Surrealism and The Muse
Thursday, August 1, 2013
from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Key Biscayne Community Center
The Island Room
10 Village Green Way
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres will be served
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The Key Biscayne Community Foundation invites you to "Surrealism and the Muse", the 4th in a series of lectures aimed at viewing the role of the female body through the history of art. This visual presentation will be conducted by contemporary art collector Rosa de la Cruz and Ibett Yanez, director of the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space.
In our last lecture we discussed the first two decades of the 20th century until the end of World I. This was an important period in history marked by revolutionary art movements and manifestos throughout Europe.
The Surrealist Movement was born in 1924 out of these troubling times. Rooted in Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic studies and methods of free association, the Surrealist artists explored dreams and the unconscious as a form of reality. This presentation will focus on the role of women during those years. Many of the women were the muses or lovers of the male artists but others were able to secure individual careers and became important artists or patrons. We will discuss important figures such as Peggy Guggenheim, Gala, Meret Oppenheim and Frida Kahlo.