La danseuse (Entr’acte, 1924)

Entr’acte. An “instantaneous” film. Rolf de Maré’s Ballets Suédois have just produced the film Entr’acte which will be screened during the ballet Relâche by Francis Picabia, music by Erik Satie and choreography by Jean Börlin, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. The script of the film is by Francis Picabia, the technical production of René Clair. The performance brings together the names of Jean Börlin and Inge Frïss from the Swedish Ballets, Marcel Duchamp and Man-Ray. Le Théâtre et Comœdia illustré, November 1924.
Entr’acte. Un film “instantanéiste”. Les Ballets Suédois de Rolf de Maré viennent de produire un film Entr’acte qui sera projeté au cours du ballet Relâche de Francis Picabia, musique d’Erik Satie et chorégraphie de Jean Börlin, au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Le scénario du film est de Francis Picabia, la réalisation technique de René Clair. L’interprétation réunit les noms de Jean Börlin et de Inge Frïss des Ballets Suédois, de Marcel Duchamp, Man-Ray. Le Théâtre et Comœdia illustré, Nov. 1924. | src BnF ~ Gallica
La danseuse (Entr’acte), René Clair, 1924. | src Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne – RMN

Wendt’s photomontages

Lionel Wendt :: Gay Abandon, ca. 1940, photogravure, from Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (London, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd, 1950) | src British Art Studies
Lionel Wendt :: Adventures in Space, ca. 1930s-1940s, photogravure, from Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (London, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd, 1950) | src British Art Studies

Wendt’s photomontage has been most conventionally and variously comprehended through its pastiche of influences and motifs such as De Chirico’s futurist arches, Magritte’s “Ceci n’est pas un oeuf,” Piero della Francesca’s Brera Madonna, Georges Bataille’s rumination on the story of the eye, and the recurrent vignette of a distant brig. Although he clearly held great admiration for those artistic circles he came into contact with in Europe, it seems a bit too summary merely to insert him within these narratives. (quoted from source)

Mujer y máscara, 1963

Kati Horna :: Mujer y máscara, Ciudad de México, 1963. | src Michael Hoppen Gallery via l’œil de la photographie
Kati Horna :: Mujer y máscara, Ciudad de México, 1963. | src Michael Hoppen Gallery via l’œil de la photographie
Kati Horna :: Untitled, from ‘Mujer y máscara’ [Woman and Mask], Mexico, ca. 1963. | src Sotheby’s
Kati Horna :: Untitled. Mujer y máscara [Woman and Mask], Mexico, 1963. Gelatin silver print. | src michael hoppen gallery
Kati Horna :: Untitles, Mujer y máscara (Woman and Mask Series) Mexico, 1963, © Kati Horna Estate | src Michael Hoppen Gallery online exhibit

(anthropomorphic) Figure, 1928

Cadavre Exquis [André Breton, Max Morise, Jeannette Ducrocq Tanguy, Pierre Naville, Benjamin Péret, Yves Tanguy, Jacques Prévert] :: Figure, 1928. Collaborative collage made stacking found printed images of mundane objects (*) in an anthropomorphic figure. | src MoMA
(*) The presence of the umbrella recalls a phrase the Surrealists adopted from the poet Comte de Lautréamont (born Isidore Ducasse) as an ideal description of the principle of juxtaposition: “As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.” [quoted from source]