42 Rue Fontaine was the address of Andre Breton "High Priest'' to the Surrealist movement celebrated 
 here together with the Dada movement, it's direct predecessor.

 These pages emphasise the relationships and the collaborations between the Surrealists and their friends 
 both in their work and their intimacies and has brief biographies of the major and minor players.  
 There are further links to Biographies; webpages and artists work, sometimes in languages other than English.
 Further  searches can be done on Female, Painter, Poet, Writer, Actor, Model, Sculptor, Photographer, Collagist, 
 Musician, Film Maker and Nationality. 
 There is also a page on Inspirations; a Bibliography and a Timeline.

 Surrealism started as a literary movement: -
    "No more painters, no more writers, no more musicians, no more sculptors, no more religions, no more republicans, 
     no more royalists, no more imperialists, no more anarchists, no more socialists, no more bolsheviks, no more 
     politicians, no more proletarians, no more democrats, no more armies, no more police forces, no more nations, 
     in other words enough of all these stupidities, nothing more, nothing more, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing."
                                                                                                        Louis Aragon
 1922 Max Ernst painted At the Rendezvous of Friends
  Front Row:-
  The back of Rene Crevel, Max Ernst on the knee of Fyodor Dostoyevsky then Theodor Fraenkel, Jean Paulhan, Benjamin Peret, 
  Johannes Theodor Baargeld, Robert Desnos
  Back Row:- 
  Philippe Soupault, Jean Arp, Max Morise,  Raffaele Sanzio, Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon, Andre Breton, Giorgio Di Chirico, Gala

                               Then Came Surrealism  
 1924 with Andre Breton's Manifesto
     "Surrealism does not allow those who devote themselves to it to forsake it whenever they like. 
     There is every reason to believe that it acts on the mind as drugs do; like drugs, it creates 
     a certain state of neeed and can push man to frightful revolts."

 1925 followed by the Signatories to the Declaration of January 27 1925