by Desmond Morris
Registration is open to Saint Louis Art Museum Members.
Surrealism did not begin as an art movement but as a philosophical strategy, a way of life, and a rebellion against the establishment that gave rise to the First World War. In Lives of the Surrealists, Desmond Morris concentrates on the artists as people—as remarkable individuals. What were their personalities, their predilections, their character strengths, and flaws?
Focusing on the 35 artists most closely associated with the Surrealist movement, Morris lends context to their life histories with narratives of their idiosyncrasies and their often complex love lives alongside photos of the artists and their work. Bradley Bailey, associate professor of art history in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Saint Louis University, will join us for this session of the Members Book Club.