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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Minotaure (1933 to 1939) was a primarily Surrealist-oriented publication founded by Albert Skira in Paris. The editors were André Breton and Pierre Mabille. It was a luxurious publication, sporting original artworks on its cover by prestigious artists like Pablo Picasso. It was sold in France for 25 frs.

In many ways, it was the successor to La Révolution Surréaliste. It was published at the same time as Le Surréalisme au Service de la Révolution.

In 1933, Albert Skira contacted André Breton about a new journal, which he planned to be the most luxurious art and literary review the Surrealists had seen, featuring a slick format with many color illustrations. Skira's restriction was that Breton was not allowed to use the magazine to express his social and political views. Later that year Minotaure began publication, and continued publication until 1939.

Minotaure brought many little-known figures such as Hans Bellmer, Victor Brauner, Paul Delvaux, Alberto Giacometti, and Roberto Matta to the attention of the art world. It is also the only surrealist publication to feature articles on architecture : Tristan Tzara ("D'un certain automatisme du goût", no. 3-4), Salvador Dali ("De le beauté terrifiantte et comestible, de l'architecture Modern' style", no. 3-4) and Roberto Matta ("Mathématiques sensibles - Architecture du Temps", no. 11).

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