Part art book and part biography, Magnetic Woman examines the life and work of the artist Toyen (Marie Čermínová, 1902–80), a founding member of the Prague surrealist group, and focuses on her construction of gender and eroticism. Toyen’s early life in Prague enabled her to become a force in three avant-garde groups—Devětsil, Prague surrealism, and Paris surrealism—yet, unusually for a female artist of her generation, Toyen presented both her gender and sexuality as ambiguous and often emphasized erotic themes in her work.
There was a discontent among Russian men in the nineteenth century that sometimes did not stem from poverty, loss, or the threat of war, but instead arose from trying to negotiate the paradoxical prescriptions for masculinity which characterized the era.
Dear SHERA members,
Please, find attached information about a new long-term programme of the Ukrainian institute. Deadline is 12 July.
North of Byzantium has partnered with Trivent Publishing to establish a new book series in art history - EASTERN EUROPEAN VISUAL CULTURE AND BYZANTIUM (13th -17th c.)
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