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Andre Masson



 




 

Andre Masson

(b Balagne, 4 Jan 1896; d Paris, 28 Oct 1987).
French painter, draughtsman, printmaker and stage designer. His work played an important role in the development of both SURREALISM and ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, although his independence, iconoclasm and abrupt stylistic transitions make him difficult to classify. Masson was admitted to the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts et l’Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Brussels at the age of 11. Through his teacher Constant Montald, he met the Belgian poet Emile Verhaeren (1855–1916), who persuaded Masson’s parents to send him to Paris for further training. Masson joined the French infantry in 1915 and fought in the battles of the Somme; he was gravely wounded, and his wartime experiences engendered in him a profound philosophy about human destiny and stimulated his search for a personal imagery of generation, eclosion and metamorphosis.




 
 

Marsias desollado por Apolo



 

Caballo atacado por un pez


 

Gradiva


 

Les Chantes de Maldoror
1937


 

Le Lit Hante
1942


 

Massacre
1931


 

Poursuite
1970


 

La armadura


 

Pasiphae


 

Allegorie squelette andolou


 

La legende de Thesee

1939


 

Coq et Centauresse

1943


 

Numancia


 

Mujeres (dibujo erotico)


 

"Terre erotique V", from the "Sexual Mythology suite"
1948


 

"Terre erotique"
1939


 

Reclining Nude


 

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La Fee des ruines

1970


 

Suzanne et les vieillards

1970


 

Le Prince

1970


 

A Couple

1970


 

La presentation du modele
1966


 

Répulsion ou la lionne blessée

1943


 

Saturne

1965


 

Femme servante de table

1942


 

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