Andre Breton's hallucinatory approach to poetry emerged as a reaction against the tiresome literary conventions of Paris in the 1920s. Abandoning traditional notions of creativity and promoting the philosophical and political ideals of the Surrealist movement, Breton's highly stylized yet spontane
At age 15, Jacques-Henri Lartigue remarked, "People say: 'I do not trust my eyes.' Myself, I always trust them -- my eyes -- but there are days when they bring me slightly too much astonishment." This visually impressionable teenager would eventually develop into a world-famous photographer, painter,
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Alfred Stieglitz spent his life pushing for the acknowledgement of photography as a valid art form. In 1923, when the Museum of Fine Arts hosted some of Stieglitz's photographs, it marked the first time that the American public saw photography in a major American museum.
Stieglitz was born in New J