Exquisite corpsesDuring the 1920s, the French surrealist painters invented a game. The idea was to create fantastic figures. The game was based on a word game around at the time which created amusingly odd sentences. The idea was to collectively add a word each to the sentence without knowing what words the others had chosen. Each player passed on the piece of paper until all had contributed a word or phrase following simple syntactic rules. The first sentence produced like this was "The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine" and this is where the game derives it's name.
Victor Brauner, Andre Breton, Jaqcues Herold, Yves Tanguy from "Exquisite corpses" 1935