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Andre Masson



 




 

Andre Masson

(b Balagne, 4 Jan 1896; d Paris, 28 Oct 1987).
French painter, draughtsman, printmaker and stage designer. His work played an important role in the development of both SURREALISM and ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, although his independence, iconoclasm and abrupt stylistic transitions make him difficult to classify. Masson was admitted to the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts et l’Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Brussels at the age of 11. Through his teacher Constant Montald, he met the Belgian poet Emile Verhaeren (1855–1916), who persuaded Masson’s parents to send him to Paris for further training. Masson joined the French infantry in 1915 and fought in the battles of the Somme; he was gravely wounded, and his wartime experiences engendered in him a profound philosophy about human destiny and stimulated his search for a personal imagery of generation, eclosion and metamorphosis.




 
 

Battle of Fishes



 

Hero and Leander
1979


 

Interieur Venitien
1975


 

Composition for XXe Siecle


 

Untitled
1970


 

Cupid and Psyche
1967


 


Le Labyrinthe

1938



 


Myself Drawing Dante
1940


 

Prisoner of the Mirror: Transfiguring Your Death
1939


 

Battle of the Fishes
1927


 

Figure
1926



 

Furious Suns
1925



 

Automatic Drawing
1924


 

Paisaje con prodigios


 

Tragedie
1931


 

The Painter and His Time


 

El ala


 

El hombre muerto


 

Alborada en Montserrat

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