"[T]his cancer of the mind which consists of thinking all too sadly that certain things 'are,' while others, which well might be, 'are not.'"
Deuxième Manifeste du Surréalisme (Second Manifesto of Surrealism; 1930)
It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.André Breton
Under his (Marc Chagall, ed.) sole impulse metaphor made its triumphal entry into modern painting.André Breton
Truly the eye was… …made to cast a lineament, a conducting wire between the most heterogeneous things. Such a wire, of maximum ductility, should allow us to understand, in a minimum of time, the relationship which connect, without possible discharge of continuity, innumerable physical and mental structures… …the key (of the mental prison, ed.) lies in a free unlimited pay of analogies… …one can admire today a canvas signed by Gorky , “The liver is the Cock’s Comb”, which should be considered the great open door to the analogy world.André Breton