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Claude Cahun

By 5th September 2020June 1st, 2021No Comments
I am in training don't Kiss me © Claude Cahun

‘I am in training don’t kiss me’, 1927 © Claude Cahun. Courtesy of the Jersey Heritage Collections

Self portrait (in robe with masks attached) © Claude Cahun. Courtesy of the Jersey Heritage Collections

Self portrait (in robe with masks attached), 1928 © Claude Cahun. Courtesy of the Jersey Heritage Collections

Claude’s black and white images have a haunting, confrontational quality. Their work was self-exploration and little was published in their lifetime. They often assumed a persona, experimenting with emblematic masks, mirrors, costume and double exposure.

Claude’s genres were diverse, ranging from portraiture and nudes, to still life and landscape. In one of their best known self-portraits they are shaven-headed, dressed as a cravat-wearing dandy; in another, Claude wears a silver checked jacket, turning questioningly from a mirror. A still life of an iris has three plastic dolls tumbling from it. Another shows their head trapped in a glass dome.

Claude and Marcel published the groundbreaking  ‘Aveux non avenus’ (Disavowals) in 1930, an illustrated book of their surrealist photomontages and writings. Clause also took the iconic portrait of Dali’s flower-headed woman in Trafalgar Square used to promote the International Surrealist Exhibition of 1936. Their pioneering work has inspired many contemporary artists including Gillian Wearing and Sarah Pucill.

An archive of Claude’s work is housed in The Jersey Heritage Trust.

 

By Paula Vellet

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