A Tale of Mother's Bones - Grace Pailthorpe, Reuben Mednikoff and the Birth Of Psychorealism

Hope Wolf

Camden Arts Centre, ISBN 9781907208867,
Pb, 160 pgs, 20 x 25cm
96 ills
Acqn. 29526
In Stock

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'.