Glossary of the Marvellous
Let us not mince words: the marvelous is always beautiful, anything marvelous is beautiful, in fact only the marvelous is beautiful.
André Breton, Manifesto of Surrealism (1924)
Bureau of Surrealist Research
15 rue de Grenelle, Paris
October 1924 – April 1925
works in progress, listed by André Masson and Max Morise in the Cahier de Permanence, 20.03.1925:
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, online exhibitions.
David Attenborough, Life in Cold Blood (BBC series). Picture: Armadillo lizard, South Africa.
Discoveries that challenged the theory of Spontaneous Generation. Picture: Aphid, once thought to arise from dew.
Gecko begs insect for honeydew (BBC news, 16.02.08)
The new seven wonders of the world. Picture: Machu Picchu, Peru.
The Species of Origin (Charles Darwin and contemporary art and culture). Picture: Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2004.
Elisa Breton, Portrait of André Breton with toad in St.-Cirq-Lapopie, undated (c. 1955), detail.
From Poisonous Hoppers to Screaming Frogs, BBC News Science/Nature, 04.09.2008 (Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center).