George Hugnet

24 02 2013

First of all let me be the first to apologize for Mr. Hugnet’s name. It sounds like some sort of apparatus. His work is exciting. Especially to those of us with a(n) historical bend. (Like Richard III)

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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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