Salvador Dali et la photographie : portraits du surréalisme (1927-1942)

Abstract : The entitled study Salvador Dali and the photography : portraits of surrealism (1927-1942) show how, for this artist, the photographic image is placed at the crossroads of theory and practice, of creation and everyday life. It offers a reassessment of the role of the medium in the elaboration and in the practice of the surrealist theory by describing how the project of man’s liberation is used to intensify individualism. Dali starts by using the photographic image as a mediatory authority which allows him to control its drives and to define objects with accuracy. Then, it feeds his paranoiac-critical activity and serves his use of the edibility concept. Finally, it ensures the artists reification and his theatrical images spread in the press. The photographs, put to work for the construction of Dali’s identity and art, thus acquire a portrait value, concrete or metaphoric.
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Marc Aufraise. Salvador Dali et la photographie : portraits du surréalisme (1927-1942). Art et histoire de l'art. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013PA010597⟩. ⟨tel-01001654⟩



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