Surrealism and Alchemy: More than just a pretty picture, an Illustrated lecture with Brian Cotnoir
Date: Friday July 8th
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
Tonight’s illustrated talk takes a look at the surrealist’s interest in, and connection with alchemy. Through the imagery of the surrealists and the alchemists we will explore their world-view and the role of dream and vision common to both. Amongst the artists considered tonight, particular attention will be given to Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, the contemporary artist and filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, and the theoretical writings of Andre Breton in an attempt to uncover the deeper inner connections between alchemy and surrealism.
Brian Cotnoir is an alchemist, artist and award-winning filmmaker. Author of The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy, the Emerald Tablet, and Alchemical Meditations, he is currently writing his next book, Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter. He has presented seminars and workshops around the world on various aspects of the art.
Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is canceled.