Henri Florence: Still life composition (two shells on a mirror, pineapple and leaves reflected) 1931
The National Art Museum in Mexico city presented an exhibition of surrealist art. While it was a very large mix of artists and mediums I was really taken with the photography which still seemed so contemporary. Here’s a selection of my favorites pieces (or the ones I managed to take pics of since the place was so crowded).
Wifredo Lam: La femme cheval, 1949
Valentine Hugo with André Breton and Max Ernst: Cadaver exquisito, 1929-1934
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Lavanderas sobreentendidas, 1932
Herbert Bayer: Shortly after dawn, 1936
Roberto Montenegro: Mascara y arbol, 1944
Stella Snead: Animal Kingdom, 1946 (detail)