Robert Doisneau ~ The Absorbent Photographer
"If you take photographs, don’t speak, don’t write, don’t analyse yourself, and don’t answer any questions."
Robert Doisneau, 1950
Frida Kahlo ~ The Strangest Person In The World
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
― Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo in Mexico City, 1951
Dora Maar, Le Simulateur
Le Simulateur (The Pretender), 1936
Hand And Shell By Dora Maar
Dora Maar (aka Henriette Theodora Markovitch)
Sans Titre (Main-Coquillage), Untitled (Hand and Shell), 1934
Emila Medkova, Eyes
Emila Medková, née Emila Tláskalová (19 November 1928 – 19 September 1985) was a Czech photographer, one of the important exponents of the Czech art photography in the second half of the 20th century. Her work was influenced by Surrealism. She was the wife of painter Mikuláš Medek.
Salvador Dali at the Surrealist exhibition
Denise Bellon (1902-1999)
Man Ray – Portrait Of Dora Maar
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936
Salvador Dali ~ On Surrealism
“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.”
― Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí et son Buste, 1974
Pablo Picasso ~ What Is An Artist?
"What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war."
— Pablo Picasso
Picasso, The Tragedy, 1903