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Introduction
Guillaume Apollinaire (French: [ɡijom apɔlinɛʁ]; 26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish-Belarusian descent. Apollinaire is considered one of the foremost poets of the early 20th century, as well as one of the most impassioned defenders of Cubism and a forefather of Surrealism. He is credited with coining the term "Cubism" in 1911 to describe the emerging art movement, the term Orphism in 1912, and the term "Surrealism" in 1917 to describe the works of Erik Satie. He wrote poems without punctuation attempting to be resolutely modern in both form and subject. Apollinaire wrote one of the earliest Surrealist literary works, the play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917), which became the basis for Francis Poulenc's 1947 opera Les mamelles de Tirésias. Influenced by Symbolist poetry in his youth, he was admired during his lifetime by the young poets who later formed the nucleus of the Surrealist group (Breton, Aragon, Soupault). He revealed very early on an originality that freed him from any school influence and made him one of the precursors of the literary revolution of the first half of the 20th century. His art is not based on any theory, but on a simple principle: the act of creating must come from the imagination, from intuition, because it must be as close as possible to life, to nature, to the environment, and to the human being. Apollinaire was also active as a journalist and art critic for Le Matin, L'Intransigeant, L'Esprit nouveau, Mercure de France, and Paris Journal. In 1912 Apollinaire cofounded Les Soirées de Paris, an artistic and literary magazine. Two years after being wounded in World War I, Apollinaire died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918; but was declared dead for France because of his commitment during the war.
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Introduction
French poet who wrote on the new avant-garde of the early 20th century, spurred by his association with Picasso. He wrote for 'L’Intransigeant' from 1910, and had a regular column called ‘Echos’ for 'Paris-Journal.' He wrote on Matisse, Picasso and Braque and reported on the development of Cubism, which he championed.
Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Art Critic, Critic, Writer, Poet
Names
Guillaume Apollinaire, Guillaume Apolinaire, Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky, Guillaume De Kostrowisky, Guillaume de Kostrowisky, Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzki, Guillaume Albert Wladimir Alexandre Apollinaire de Kostrowitzky, Guillaume Apollinaire (Wilhelm Apollinaris De Kostrowitski)
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500010539
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