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Lomas, David

Works: 36 works in 113 publications in 5 languages and 2,279 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Art 
Roles: Author, zxx, Contributor, Collector, Editor, Creator
Classifications: ND553.P5, 759.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Lomas
The haunted self : surrealism, psychoanalysis, subjectivity by David Lomas( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The question, 'Who am I?' resounded throughout the surrealist movement. The exploration of dreams and the unconscious prompted surrealists to reject the notion of a unified, indivisible self by revealing the subject to be haunted by otherness and instability. In this book David Lomas explores the surrealist concepts of the self and subjectivity from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. Employing a series of case studies devoted to individual artists, Lomas arrives at a radically new account of surrealist art and its cultural and intellectual roots." "Weaving together psychoanalytic and historical material, the author analyses works by Ernst, Dali, Masson, Miro and Picasso with regard to such themes as automatism, hysteria, the uncanny and the abject. Lomas focuses closely on individual artworks, examines the specific circumstances in which they were produced and offers new insights into the artists and their projects as well as the theories of Bataille, Breton and others. Lomas demonstrates the powerful connection between the history of psychoanalysis and the history of surrealism, and along the way shows the unique value of psychoanalytic theory as a tool for the art historian."--Jacket
Art, word and image : two thousand years of visual/textual interaction by John Dixon Hunt( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ground-breaking, highly illustrated survey of the use of words and language in art, from ancient times to today's digital media. The authors examine what happens when a painting is 'invaded' by language: how do the two forms interact and combine, and what messages are intended for the viewer
Picasso by Lorraine Lévy( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronologie de la vie du peintre; périodes de son oeuvre; commentaires sur les oeuvres reproduites
Hilma af Klint : a pioneer of abstraction by Hilma af Klint( Book )

16 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), an artist whose work is still unknown to a wider public, eschewed representational painting as early as 1906. Between 1906 and 1915 she produced nearly two hundred abstract paintings, some of which are in monumental formats. Like Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Kazimir Malevich, who have previously been regarded as the main protagonists of abstract art, Hilma af Klint was influenced by contemporary spiritual movements, such as spiritism, theosophy, and anthroposophy. Her multifaceted imagery strives to provide insight into the different dimensions of existence, where microcosm and macrocosm reflect one another. Hilma af Klint left more than one thousand paintings, watercolors, and sketches. This publication presents her most important abstract works as well as paintings and works on paper that have never before been seen in public, enhancing our understanding of her oeuvre." --From the Publisher
Narcissus reflected : the myth of Narcissus in surrealist and contemporary art by David Lomas( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication, which accompanies the exhibition 'Narcissus Reflected' at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, explores the myth of Narcissus in Surrealist and contemporary art
Simulating the marvellous : psychology - surrealism - postmodernism by David Lomas( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents important new research on Surrealism and the culture from which it arose. Offering fresh interpretations of Surrealist art and literature based around the theme of simulation, the book shows, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, that the notion of simulation arose in a number of discrete contexts, in relation to hysteria and war neuroses; more broadly it shadows the emergence of our concept of 'the unconscious'. Acknowledging simulation's relevance to Surrealism, this book argues, radically alters our understanding of the Surrealists' project and the terms in which one gauges its success or failure. It leads one to question the naïve assumption that automatic writing or drawing represent an authentic outpouring of the unconscious and gives renewed significance to a figure such as Salvador Dalí who embraced simulation and made it the basis of his art and aesthetic. Resonances are also explored with postmodern theory and art practice, around the themes of simulation and the simulacrum
Picasso by Antony Mason( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of Pablo Picasso, from his childhood, through his early artistic efforts, to his world fame as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century
Bureau of the centre for the study of surrealism and its legacies by Mark Dion( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recalling the short-lived Bureau de Recherches Surréalistes of 1924-1925 - part information centre and 'public relations' office, and part surrealist archive - Mark Dion has trawled the Manchester Museum's own collections and found the raw material for this book and a new installation in the museum. Museums' attempts to classify and present the world in miniature inevitably mean that much of their collections are forgotten and marginalized. Renowned for his work exploring taxonomy, archaeology and ecology, Mark Dion, in his Bureau documents his opportunistic encounters with the Museum of Manchester's neglected drawers and overlooked recesses that are home to redundant labels, orphaned mounts, defunct teaching models, botanical freaks, Egyptian fakes and the minutiae that have fallen through the cracks of museum practice and lain abandoned. Dion's Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy is both a repository for the detritus of museum life and a working process, classifying the museum's un-classifiable whilst exploring the bureaucratic workings of the institution." [Publisher's statement]
Metamorphosis of Narcissus by Salvador Dalí( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealism : desire unbound by Tate Modern (Gallery)( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surrealist leader André Breton described desire as the "only master that man must recognize." One of the surrealism's defining themes, desire was expressed variously in Salvador Dalí's charged landscapes, Joan Miró's lyric abstractions, and Hans Bellmer's unsettling nudes. Influenced by Sigmund Freud, the surrealists saw sexual desire as a path to self-knowledge - "a theatre of provocations and prohibitions in which life's profound urges confront one another." Published to accompany a major transatlantic exhibition of international surrealism, this lavishly illustrated catalogue explores desire in surrealist art in both words and images. Key works by such artists as Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, Max Ernst, Dalí, Giogio de Chirico, Alberto Giacometti, Bellmer, Meret Oppenheim and Claude Cahun are illustrated and discussed, as are surrealist films and photographs by Man Ray, Brassaï, and others. The volume also features some of the rare and beautiful books produced by the surrealists in their celebration of love, as well as a selection of fascinating manuscripts, letters, and documentary photographs that reveal the personal contexts of the group's exploration of desire. Essays by leading scholars show how the theme of desire was implicated in almost all aspects of surrealist activity - not only its art and writings, but also its political struggles and its ethical stances on issues involving individual liberty and the social control of sexuality. This attractive and provocative volume illustrates a vision of desire that embraces both sublime exaltation and dark carnality. It shows the unprecendented intensity with which the surrealists extolled love and the extent to which they depicted desire as implicated in every thought, action, event, and encounter. A major contribution to surrealist studies, this volume is edited by Jennifer Mundy and has contributions from Dawn Ades, Katherine Conley, Neil Cox, Carolyn J. Dean, Hal Foster, Vincent Gille, Jean-Michel Goutier, David Hopkins, Radovan Ivsic, Julia Kelly, Annie Le Brun, David Lomas, and Alyce Mahon. -- from dust jacket
Picasso by Gaston Diehl( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains photographic reproductions of the artist's work and presents critical commentary on the artist and his work
Munch and Melgaard( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melgaard + Munch : the end of it all has already happened by Bjarne Melgaard( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilma af Klint : pionera de la abstracción by Hilma af Klint( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Ford by David Lomas( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great indoors by David Lomas( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Painting is dead - long live painting!" notes on Dali and Leonardo by David Lomas( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorfosi de Narcís by Salvador Dalí( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Catalan and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truest thing about you : identity, desire, and why it all matters by David Lomas( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Become who you are. Many identities compete to capture the real you: You are shy.You are an overachiever.You are a failure.You are a good Christian.You are a victim.You are single.You are a parent.You are a lover. Each of these truths tries to tell you who you are. Your successes and failures, your expectations and disappointments, your secret dreams and secret shames. But what if the truest thing about you isn’t found in any of these identities, but in who God says you are? In The Truest Thing About You, David Lomas invites you to live out who God created you to be: loved. Accepted. Made in His image. This is a call to move beyond the lesser voices and discover how it changes everything, ultimately helping you become who you really are
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.38 for Picasso / ... to 0.97 for The great ...)

The haunted self : surrealism, psychoanalysis, subjectivity
Art, word and image : two thousand years of visual/textual interactionPicassoNarcissus reflected : the myth of Narcissus in surrealist and contemporary artPicassoBureau of the centre for the study of surrealism and its legaciesPicasso