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Lomas, David

Overview
Works: 33 works in 82 publications in 3 languages and 1,750 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Roles: Author, zxx, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator
Classifications: ND553.P5, 709.0406307442164
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Lomas
The haunted self : surrealism, psychoanalysis, subjectivity by David Lomas( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 463 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
Picasso by Roland Penrose( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 369 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 )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just before her death in 1944 at the age of 81, the Swedish painter and mystic Hilma af Klint stipulated that her paintings were not to be publicly exhibited for 20 years. In fact, another 40-plus years were to pass before inklings of her vast oeuvre began to reach public consciousness, with the landmark 1987 exhibition and book "The Spiritual in Art." Since then, critics, artists and historians have praised her with ever-increasing awe, and today af Klint's paintings, watercolors and sketches--numbering over 1,000 in total--have never looked so contemporary, presaging as they do the works of Beatriz Milhazes, Elizabeth Murray and Tal R., and Agnes Martin, Emma Kunz and Arthur Dove before them. For af Klint herself, as a medium for an art she was despairingly unable to comprehend, contemporaneity was irrelevant: her work--much of which was dictated by a spirit guide named Ananda--unfolded in complete ignorance of Kandinsky, Malevich or Mondrian, who likewise practised an abstraction informed by theosophy and occult philosophy. Af Klint's abstractions preceded those of Kandinsky, who is usually credited with inventing abstract painting: as early as 1906, she was devising large-scale canvases filled with grids, circles, spirals and petal-like forms--sometimes diagrammatic, sometimes biomorphic. She was painting watercolor monochromes in 1916, and making automatic drawings long before the Surrealists. This monumental 280-page monograph, with 200 color plates, is the first full Hilma af Klint overview. A landmark publication, it not only reveals the moving lucidity of her art, but challenges the narrative of abstract art in the twentieth century
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 180 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 146 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 Roland Penrose( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, with over 120 works illustrated in full color, presents the art of Pablo Picasso, one of the most original and creative 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 110 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 Dal( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealism : desire unbound by Jennifer Mundy( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso by Pablo Picasso( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes about 35 illustrations in color
The great indoors by David Lomas( )

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

James Gleeson's desiring production by David Lomas( )

1 edition published in 2007 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

Laura Ford by David Lomas( )

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

Inscribing alterity : transactions of self and other in Mirò self-portraits by David Lomas( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New in art, they are already soaked in humanity" : word and image, 1900 - 1945 by David Lomas( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Modest recording instruments' : science, surrealism and visuality by David Lomas( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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