Minotaure

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Minotaure
Managing Editor André Breton, Pierre Mabille
Categories Surrealism
First issue 1933
Final issue 1939
Country France
Based in Paris, France
Language French

Minotaure, published between 1933 and 1939, was a Surrealist-oriented publication founded by Albert Skira in Paris. The editors were André Breton and Pierre Mabille. It was a luxurious publication, sporting original artworks on its cover by prestigious artists like Pablo Picasso. The magazine was sponsored and advised by Surrealist art patron Edward James, and is still one of the richest sources of information about the pre-war Surrealist world. In many ways, it was the successor to La Révolution Surréaliste. It was published at the same time as Le Surrealisme au service de la revolution.

Minotaure brought to the attention of the art world many little-known figures such as Hans Bellmer, Victor Brauner, Paul Delvaux, Alberto Giacometti, and Roberto Matta. It is also the only surrealist publication to feature articles on architecture: Tristan Tzara ("D'un certain automatisme du goût", no. 3–4), Salvador Dalí ("De le beauté terrifiantte et comestible, de l'architecture Modern' style", no. 3–4) and Roberto Matta ("Mathématiques sensibles - Architecture du Temps", no. 11). It also contained the first published essays of the famed French psychiatrist and philosopher, Jacques Lacan (Vol. 1 & 4).

See also[edit]

  • Documents, a surrealist journal edited by Georges Bataille from 1929 to 1930
  • Acéphale, a surrealist review created by Bataille, published from 1936 to 1939
  • View, an American art magazine, primarily covering avant-garde and surrealist art, published from 1940 to 1947
  • VVV, a New York journal published by émigré European surrealists from 1942 through 1944

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