Surrealism stamp. Books from the collection of Mark Bashmakov

Exhibition June 16 − October 3, 2021
The State Hermitage is holding an exhibition in the halls of the Main Museum Complex “Print of surrealism. Books from the collection of Mark Bashmakov ".

After monographic exhibitions dedicated to the books of Pablo Picasso, André Masson, Max Ernst, Joan Miró and Salvador Dali, the exhibition brings together the works of several dozen masters created over more than half a century. About a hundred editions represent the origin, development and metamorphosis of movement through the prism of books and printed graphics.

Surrealism, as a movement that originated in literature, has always been closely associated with verbal creativity, and the book served as a kind of meeting place for artist and poet. For the surrealists, she was the most important tool in the search, approval and dissemination of new ideas and a new language. Not only illustration, but also printed graphics in general, with all its range of possibilities, was understood as an experimental field for the embodiment of the most radical ideas.

Prepared based on materials from the official website of the museum The State Hermitage Museum.