Michael C. Carlos Museum

Emory University / Atlanta, GA




Surreal Anatomies: Works on Paper by Hans BelImer and Dorothea Tanning


The Michael C. Carlos Museum will present Surreal Anatomies: Works on Paper by Hans BelImer and Dorothea Tanning through Jan. 28, 2001 in the first floor Works on Paper Gallery. (left: Dorothea Tanning (b. 1910), Untitled, 1974, lithograph, Gift of Josue Harari, 1992.4.13; © 2000 Artist's Rights Society (ARS) New York/ADAGP, Paris; right: Dorothea Tanning (b. 1910), Salome, 1975, lithograph, Gift of Josue Harari, 1992.4.1, © 2000 Artist's Rights Society (ARS) New York/ADAGP, Paris)

This exhibit will examine some of the ways in which Surrealist artists treated, or mistreated, the human body. "Prints from the permanent collection of the Michael C. Carlos Museum will explore the fantastic, sometimes shocking, representations of the human figure that reflect the personal visions and psychological experiences of each of the Surrealist artists," says Assistant Curator of Works on Paper Margaret Shufeldt. "Hans Bellmer used his remarkable skills as a draftsman to dislocate and reassemble the human body in an expression of his own sexual desires. Inhabiting fluid, dreamlike landscapes, Dorothea Tanning's protean figures seem captured in a moment of metamorphosis," she says. Rare books illustrated by Bellmer will also be on display, as will selected issues of the 1930s Surrealist journal, Minotaure, featuring works by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

Megan McShane, Ph.D. candidate in the Art History Department at Emery University, and Shufeldt organized the exhibit with the assistance of Dr. Clark V. Poling, professor of Art History at Emery University.


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