A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm by Catriona McAra

By Catriona McAra

In A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm, Catriona McAra bargains the 1st serious learn of the literary paintings of the prestigious American painter and sculptor Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012). McAra fills a tremendous hole within the scholarship, repositioning Tanning’s writing on the centre of her complete inventive oeuvre and targeting a little-known brief tale "Abyss," a gothic-flavoured, wasteland event which Tanning labored on intermittently all through her artistic lifestyles, eventually publishing it in 2004 as Chasm: A Weekend.

McAra plays a massive reassessment of the visible and literary ideas upon which the surrealist stream used to be before everything based. Combining a groundbreaking methodological procedure with regards to cultural concept and feminist aesthetics in addition to Tanning’s unpublished journals and notes, McAra unearths Tanning as a key participant in modern artwork perform in addition to within the old surrealist milieu.

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