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By Urszula Szulakowska

Alchemy in modern artwork analyzes the way during which twentieth-century artists, starting with French Surrealists of the Twenties, have appropriated suggestions and imagery from the western alchemical culture. This research examines inventive construction from c. 1920 to the current, with an emphasis at the Nineteen Seventies to 2000, discussing customary names akin to Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, Yves Klein, Joseph Beuys, and Anselm Kiefer, in addition to many little recognized artists of the later 20th century. It offers a severe evaluation of the alchemical culture in twentieth-century paintings, and of using occultist imagery as a code for political discourse and polemical engagement. The learn is the 1st to check the impression of alchemy and the Surrealist culture on Australian in addition to on jap ecu and Mexican artwork. moreover, the textual content considers the style during which girls artists akin to Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, and Rebecca Horn have seriously revised the normal sexist imagery of alchemy and occultism for his or her personal feminist purposes.

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