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  • Collection: Women and Surrealism

dream caused by the . . . Dali.jpg
Example of typical portrayals of idealized women by male surrealists.

Photograph of "Le Festin" or "Cannibal Feast" by Meret Oppenheim

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Oppenheim used a female model's nude body as a table to serve a meal at the 1959 International Surrealist Exposition.

Bridwater, Nighwork is about to commence.jpg
Painting by British, female surrealist Emmy Bridgwater

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Example of the collaboration between the surrealists and fashion More examples can be found in this article by Vogue.

Pere Ubu

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"The Surrealist artist Dora Maar is better known as Picasso's dark-haired model and companion in the late 1930s than for her astonishing works. Her incarnation of the bestial nature of man is titled after the infamous and absurd dictatorial antihero…

Surréalisme et Sexualité by Xavière Gauthier

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Influenced by SImone de Beauvoir, Gauthier analyses how the female body is used as a muse and as an erotic image in surrealist art.

Androgeny, Interview with Meret Oppenheim.pdf
The author and Oppenheim discuss her views on the role of dreams and women in the Surrealist movement.
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