Sunday, April 13, 2014

Portland Phoenix: A Gathering of the Finest Surrealist Photography - Yet Barely Scratching the Surface


Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography, on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, comprises a selection of first-rate photographs, yet its didactic materials and presentation lacks in complexity appropriate to the subject.

Hans Bellmer, German, 1902–1975, Poupée atop Broken Wicker Chair, ca. 1935, gelatin silver print. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

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