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Esther by Rebecca Tun

Cambridge, UK


well fancy that. stumbled across this. adding some credits.

© Alvaro Mari-Thompson | http://www.haushinka.org/
model Rebecca Tun
London, UK


The Surrealists experienced the marvellous as a kind of jolt or shock, an excitingly disorientating sensation, as though a crack had suddenly opened in the world’s carapace of normality and everything was slipping away. Breton’s Nadja (1928), another book about mysterious Parisian chance encounters, this time with a woman, ends with the ringing assertion: ‘Beauty will be CONVULSIVE or will not be at all.’ Beauty is therefore a disturbance of the senses and this frisson became a defining quality of the Surrealists’ approach to life and art.

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Rick Poynor, ‘Documents of the marvellous’ – Eye Magazine no. 65 vol. 17 2008

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The Surrealists experienced the marvellous as a kind of jolt or shock, an excitingly disorientating sensation, as though a crack had suddenly opened in the world’s carapace of normality and everything was slipping away. Breton’s Nadja (1928), another book about mysterious Parisian chance encounters, this time with a woman, ends with the ringing assertion: ‘Beauty will be CONVULSIVE or will not be at all.’ Beauty is therefore a disturbance of the senses and this frisson became a defining quality of the Surrealists’ approach to life and art.

– 

Rick Poynor, ‘Documents of the marvellous’ – Eye Magazine no. 65 vol. 17 2008