A Tale Of Mother's Bones - Grace Pailthorpe, Reuben Mednikoff And The Birth Of Psychorealism


Publisher Camden Arts

ISBN 9781907208867


A Tale of Mother's Bones tells the remarkable story of a unique artistic and personal collaboration. After meeting at a party in 1935, Dr. Grace Pailthorpe (1883-1971), a trained surgeon, and Reuben Mednikoff (1906-1972), an artist and designer, began collaborating on a project that would bring together art, writing and psychoanalysis in an attempt to create a better society. Initially associated with Surrealism and praised by Andre Breton as 'the best and most truly surrealist' of all the British artists, they made wildly experimental paintings and drawings which they then subjected to psychoanalytic interpretation; developing a creative practice that they called 'Psychorealism'.

160 p, ills colour, 20 x 25 cm, pb, English


$46.50



A Tale Of Mother's Bones - Grace Pailthorpe, Reuben Mednikoff And The Birth Of Psychorealism