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SURREALISM

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Justin Diaz

on 25 October 2017

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Transcript of SURREALISM

SURREALISM
Avante-Garde art movement (avante-garde means new, unusual, experimental
1924-1966
centered in Paris
CHARACTERISTICS
founded by French poet Andre Breton
influenced by Sigmund Freud and his idea that dreams show the subconscious mind.
SALVADOR DALI
Painted "Persistence of Memory" in 1931
called his paintings "hand-painted dream photographs."

Rene Magritte
Belgian painter
Interested in combining image and text
painted scenes that were both simple and mysterious
Persistence of Memory
The Burning Giraffe
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The Son of Man
The Treachery of Images
Max Ernst
The Fireside Angel or
The Triumph of Surrealism
Frida Kahlo
Without Hope
Frida Kahlo
The Wounded Deer
For more information:
http://www.theartstory.org/movement-surrealism.htm
https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/surrealism/tapping-the-subconscious-automatism-and-dreams
More Characteristics...
wanted to emphasize the subconcious mind, and that dreams were a "Royal Road" to the subconcious
incorporated chance and spontaneity
Emphasis on the mysterious, mythological and irrational
“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”
-Salvador Dalí
Inventions of the Monsters
The Lovers
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