Surrealism began as a literary movement, for which reason Max Morise
attacked surrealist art in his article “Les yeux enchantés”, published in
the first issue of La Révolution Surréaliste (1 December 1924). Little
more than a year later, however, André Breton successfully championed
the notion that painting and drawing play an important role in Surrealism.
Works by an illustrious roster of artists will enable visitors to study the
graphic techniques and artistic strategies developed by the Surrealists
to lend expression to the dreams and unconscious worlds that populate
their pictures. This is the first time that the surrealist holdings in the
Kupferstichkabinett have been subjected to extensive research and study.
The exhibition will include works by Otto Abt, Hans Arp, Serge Brignoni,
Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Meret Oppenheim, Joan Miró, Francis
Picabia, Man Ray, Walter Kurt Wiemken and others.