Wednesday, November 25, 2009

André Breton

Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.

"The simplest Surrealist act consists of dashing down into the street, pistol in hand, and firing blindly, as fast as you can pull the trigger, into the crowd. Anyone who, at least once in his life, has not dreamed of thus putting an end to the petty system of debasement and cretinization in effect has a well-defined place in that crowd, with his belly at barrel level."

The Second Manifesto of Surrealism (1929)

1 comment:

  1. i was reading all day about him (yesterday i bought Taschen's 'Surrealism' (just 10 euros! for the 25th anniversary of Taschen) and while taking a break from my study, i found your blog and here he is again (: he was great, just like Max Ernst and Man Ray and of course Magritte <3