Saturday, November 19, 2005

Surrealism Rides Again


One of the most interesting works of art of the Twentieth Century: "Benjamin Peret photographed in the act of insulting a priest".
(From "La Revolution Surrealiste" #8, December 1926)

Una de las mas interesantes obras de arte del Siglo Veinte:
"Benjamin Peret fotografiado en el acto de insultar a un cura".
(De "La Revolution Surrealiste" #8, Diciembre 1926)

5 Comments:

Blogger UM said...

Would love to know what he said. Priceless image. Thanks Oscar.

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

It was in French and I am sure it wouldn't translate very well (Not to mention that the new laws in England about incitement to religious hatred would land us into trouble)
Ask Alberto Mielgo for some samples of Spanish blasphemy, they use very fruity everyday expressions.
In Franco's time I read in Spanish trams "No Smoking-No Spitting-No Blaspheming"

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger limbolo said...

I think I would like to insult a priest. But where can you find one these days? And what would you say that hasn't been said already?
I think that the English Reformation may have deprived us of this simple pleasure.
To be honest, when I look at this picture my sympathies are with the priest. I prefer his hat....and the sudden turn of his head.

Thursday, November 24, 2005  
Blogger limbolo said...

The tide of religion is coming in again....If the government bill succeeds, they may be opportunities for blasphemy denied to generations of Englishmen.

Thursday, November 24, 2005  
Anonymous Lalo said...

Yes, I agree with Limbolo. Why not "Father Thomas photographed in the act of being insulted by a Peret?" This approach would be surrealist...

Friday, November 25, 2005  

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