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Surrealism

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on 22 January 2013

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Surrealism an early 20th century movement in art and literature that tried to represent the unconscious mind by creating fantastic imagery and juxtaposing ideas that seem to contradict each other. The word surrealism means "above reality" and mainly focuses on dream-like psychological states which express visual imagery from the subconscious to create art which portrays an abstract idea. juxtaposing - placed side by side, often for comparison. the idea of surrealism grew and expanded from the dada movement, which produced works that attempted to defy reason. Dada - a european artistic and literary movement that flouted conventional aesthetic and cultural values by producing works marked by nonsense, travesty, and incongruity. andre breton, based on Freud's psychoanalytic technique of free association or automatism, hoped to join the conscious and the unconscious minds so that dreams and the imagination would merge into rational everyday life, creating a surreality or "absolute reality". Sleep, 1937. Les Elephants, 1948. Battle of Fishes, 1926.
Sand, gesso, oil, pencil, and charcoal on canvas, 14 1/4 x 28 3/4". Museum of Modern Art, New York. André Masson
(French, 1896–1987) Iroquois Landscape, 1943. Oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x39". Collection Mme Simone Collinet, Paris. Joan Miró
(Spanish, 1893–1983) Carnival of Harlequin, 1924-1925. Oil on canvas. 25 1/2x35 1/8". René Magritte
(Belgian, 1898-–1967) The Treachery Of Images, 1928–29. Oil on canvas. 25 in × 37 in. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California The Son of Man, 1964. Oil on canvas. 45.67 in × 35 in The Human Condition I, 1934. Oil on Canvas, 39 3/8x31 7/8". The surrealistic movement was founded by andre breton in 1924 when he issued his First Surrealist Manifesto. The Tilled Field, 1923–1924. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Salvador Dali
(Spanish, 1904-1989) Persistence of Memory, 1931. Oil on canvas. 9.5 in × 13 in. Museum of Modern Art, New York City hello dome chrome
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