Past

The Sculpture Show

  • 17th December 2011 − 24th June 2012 | Modern One (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)

The Surreal Body

Surrealism means ‘Beyond Realism’. The Surrealist artists sought to go beyond the world of ‘visible reality’ and instead investigate dreams, the subconscious, the irrational, the absurd and the fantastic. The Surrealist group included Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí and Rene Magritte. Sculptors also became involved, notably the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, who joined the Surrealist group in 1929. He said that his sculptures were faithful copies of things that appeared to him in his imagination, and that he had reproduced them exactly, without asking himself what they meant.

On display in Room 10.

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Gallery

Objet désagréable à jeter [Disagreeable Object to be Thrown away] Alberto Giacometti

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Coin de chasteté [Wedge of Chastity] Marcel Duchamp

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Feuille de vigne femelle [Female Fig Leaf] Marcel Duchamp

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The Helmet Henry Moore

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