Farewell to the Muse
Love, War and the Women of SurrealismBook - 2017
Focusing on the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, Whitney Chadwick charts five intense, far-reaching female friendships among the surrealists to show how surrealism and the experiences of war, loss and trauma shaped individual women's transitions from beloved muses to mature artists. Her vivid account includes the fascinating story of Claude Cahun and Suzanne Malherbe's subversive activities in occupied Jersey, as well as the experiences of Lee Miller and Valentine Penrose at the frontline.
Publisher: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Love, war and the women of surrealism