George Hugnet

30 04 2012

Its always interesting to go back and see what folks were doing in the first decades of the 20th century. My century. I was born in the middle of it. Like the pit in the middle of the peach.

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Hugnet was part of the surrealist movement in the 30s. He was later expelled from the group. In a lot of his work he seems preoccupied with females. But he does little with the form. Like a lot of early collages, his work appears frantic, slapped down in a  hurry to give an impression of a lack of concentrated thought. As if the images did not come from intelligence but impulse.

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