The staggering image: Hallucination and surreal techniques to force inspiration

In partnership with the National Institute of Art History

SPEAKER: VINCENT GILLE (exhibition manager, Maisons de Victor Hugo)

Automatic writing, palliative to the dream, has the effect of causing hallucinations when it is practiced assiduously. The same word comes up again – and the reference to the “wall” of Leonardo da Vinci – in the evocation of techniques that reinvent surrealist artists (collage, rubbing, decalcomania …) to try to transpose automatism in the plastic field, at the very least to limit “control of reason” as much as possible.

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