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BROSSA, Joan (<i>born</i> 1919), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BROSSA, Joan (born 1919), Painter

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1919, in Barcelona.


Dau al Set (Seven-faced Die) Group.

Joan Brossa's art defined itself in the 1940s. He was first a poet, and was interested in hypnagogic (sleep-inducing) images and automatic writing, veering towards an absurdist literature. He met the avant-garde poet Josep Vincenç Foix, who put him in touch with Surrealist trends. He created visual poems, which combined meaningless narrative with

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