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  surrealism - Encyclopedia.com
surrealism, literary and art movement influenced by Freudianism and dedicated to the expression of imagination as revealed in dreams, free of the conscious control of reason and free of convention.
Surrealism's subversive enemy within; The Hayward Gallery's new exhibition promises startling revelations but they fizzle out in the first room.
The Pope of Surrealism was Andre Breton, not a painter, not...
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 Welcome to Surrealist.com - Surrealism, Surrealist & Surrealism Artist and Surrealist & Surrealism Art. A comprehensive ...
A history of surrealism, surreal art, and the artists involved in the surrealist art movement.
Surrealism was developed by the 20th-century literary and artistic movement.
Surrealism grew principally out of the earlier Dada movement, which before World War I produced works of anti-art that deliberately defied reason; but Surrealism emphasis was not on negation but on positive expression.
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 WebMuseum: Surrealism
Surrealism, movement in visual art and literature, flourishing in Europe between World Wars I and II.
Surrealism grew principally out of the earlier Dada movement, which before World War I produced works of anti-art that deliberately defied reason; but Surrealism's emphasis was not on negation but on positive expression.
With its emphasis on content and free form, Surrealism provided a major alternative to the contemporary, highly formalistic Cubist movement and was largely responsible for perpetuating in modern painting the traditional emphasis on content.
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 Modern art surrealism prints: George Grie neosurrealism gallery
Personally, Aragon experienced surrealism in a double sense—as the surrealist literary and artistic movement organized by André Breton and as a cultural passage of time.
For a few decades, beginning about 1890 and ending somewhere around 1930, cultural and technological modernities of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries overlapped, and their ruptures were evident everywhere: International expositions and commercial mass marketing signaled a growing shift in economic orientation from industrial production to consumer capitalism.
Surrealism exploited this transitory moment for its own avant-garde artistic and political purposes.
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 The Surrealism Server
Surrealism began primarily as a literary movement based on radical ideas gaining momentum in the 1920s.
Naturally, where words flow, images swim congruently, and it is perhaps for the many paintings and 'graphic works' associated with the movement that Surrealism has received much of its notoriety.
However, judge the basis of Surrealism not by what has been and yet remains to be written about the movement, but by what has been done and yet remains to be accomplished using the mechanisms inherent in the
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Surrealism is a period in art history when artists create dreamlike paintings filled with mysterious objects or familiar objects that have been oddly changed in ways that you would not see in reality.
Surrealism is a style of art where objects are realistically painted (they look real with light shadows, and details) but the way they are arranged or the way their shape is altered makes them look dreamlike, and therefore, beyond real.
Surrealist objects are painted in ways that look real but have been oddly changed.
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 ArtLex on Surrealist Art
At first a Dadaist, he wrote three manifestos about Surrealism — in 1924, 1930, and 1934, and opened a
Influenced by the theories of the pioneer of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (German, 1856-1939), the images found in surrealist works are as confusing and startling as those of dreams.
Joseph Stella is most known for his Futurist paintings, but he did't limit himself to just one kind of expression.
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 Fantasy Art, Surrealism : Portal - Art Gallery Worldwide
Browse surrealism paintings by size (cm = 0.4 in):
- surrealism paintings created between 2000 and 2005
Creator of ethno-rock music style, with the origin of former Shaman family Agnin is worth then just looking through
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  What is Surrealism?
The development of surrealism throughout the decade of its existence is, we take it, a function of the unrolling of historical realities as these may be speeded up between the period of relief which follows the conclusion of a peace and the fresh outbreak of war.
Surrealism rests in the belief in the superior reality of certain forms of association neglected heretofore; in the omnipotence of the dream and in the disinterested play of thought.
By surrealism we intend to account for nothing less than the manner in which it is possible today to make use of the magnificent and overwhelming spiritual legacy that has been handed down to us.
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Surrealism is a movement in art and literature.
For Breton, surrealism was a creative method that employed many of the ideas of Sigmund Freud, the Austrian physician who developed psychoanalysis as a method of treating mental illness.
Surrealism is characterized by unexpected arrangements and distortions of images.
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  Surrealism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Surrealism is an artistic, cultural and intellectual movement oriented toward the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative faculties of the "unconscious mind" and the attainment of a dream-like state different from, "more than", and ultimately "truer" than everyday reality: the "sur-real", or "more than real".
Surrealism as a visual movement had found a method: to expose psychological truth by stripping ordinary objects of their normal significance, in order to create a compelling image that was beyond ordinary formal organization, in order to evoke empathy from the viewer.
One of the pioneers in feminist critique of Surrealism was Xavière Gauthier.
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 Surrealism - MSN Encarta
Surrealism, artistic and literary movement that explored and celebrated the realm of dreams and the unconscious mind through the creation of visual art, poetry, and motion pictures.
Surrealism was officially launched in Paris, France, in 1924, when French writer André Breton wrote the first surrealist manifesto, outlining the ambitions of the new movement.
Surrealism, in many respects, was an offshoot of an earlier art movement known as dada, which was founded during World War I (1914-1918).
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 Surrealism - The Worldwide Art Gallery
Surrealism, like all other styles of art, is a form of expression of what an artist sees, feels and places on paper, canvas or any other material.
It is claimed that Surrealism is the reflection of the weird and the fantastic, expressing the true process of thought.
It was a nihilistic precursor of Surrealism that claimed a long artistic ancestry in the art of Bosch, Faselli, even Goya or any other artist interested in the weird and the fantastic.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Surrealism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dadaism, the forerunner to surrealism in which artistic works deliberately defied convention or comprehension, was heavily influenced by the ongoing war and was, consequently, a dark and negative type of expression.
Surrealism often depicts what should not, or could not, actually exist; for example, the famous painting Portrait of Edward James (1937) by René Magritte (1898-1967) depicts the back of a man's head as he looks into a mirror, only to see the identical back of the head reflected in the mirror.
While surrealism is still considered a popular artistic movement among homosexual artists, the initial and most influential members of the surrealist movement were noisily anti-homosexual.
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 A desire for what? "Surrealism: Desire Unbound" -- An exhibition at Tate Modern, London until 1 January 2002
Surrealism, as an artistic movement, was concerned with the nature of the unconscious and its connection with creation.
Surrealism is homogenised into one subject—desire—to make it palatable, diminishing the entire exhibition to one level.
It reduces surrealism to a single theme when at its highest point surrealism saw the whole of the world as its subject.
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 Surrealism. Art Words and Terms at Biddington's.
In the 1920's and 30's, the proponents of Surrealism, a European visual arts and literary movement, explored the direct expression of the unconscious unobscured by rational thought.
Surrealism is credited as the force that kept expressive content alive in 2Oth century art.
Elements of organic Surrealism are evident in the work of sculptor Richard Heinrich while Argentine artist Catalina Chervin works in the psychological portraiture tradition.
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Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection; that its militants thought it universal is only one of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.
Surrealism is revolutionary because it is a return to the beginning of all beginnings.
Surrealism is merely the reflection of the death process.
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 Tate | Glossary | Surrealism
The aim of Surrealism was to reveal the unconscious and reconcile it with rational life.
Surrealism also aimed at social and political revolution and for a time was affiliated to the Communist party.
Surrealism had a huge influence on art, literature and the cinema as well as on social attitudes and behaviour.
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 Surrealism. Art Words and Terms at Biddington's.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the late 1930's into the early 1950's, the dreamlike aspect of Surrealism continued to be explored in drawings and graphics by Planas Casas, Eolo Pons and Batlle Planas.
Surrealism is credited as the force that kept expressive content alive in late 2Oth century art.
Elements of organic Surrealism are evident in the work of sculptor Richard Heinrich while Argentine artist Catalina Chervin makes drawings influenced by the ideas of psychological portraiture and of automatism.
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 What is Surrealism - Andre Breton 1934
Strangely enough, it was round a discovery of language that there was seeking to organize itself in 1920 what—as yet on a basis of confidential exchange—assumed the name of surrealism, a word fallen from the lips of Apollinaire, which we had diverted from the rather general and very confusing connotation he had given it.
Surrealism, as I envisage it, asserts our absolute nonconformism so clearly that there can be no question of claiming it as witness when the real world comes up for trial.
These objections had to be put an end to, and for that purpose it was indispensable that we should proceed to liquidate certain individualist elements amongst us, more or less openly hostile to one another, whose intentions didnot, in the final analysis, appear as irreproachable, nor their motives as disinterested, as might have been desired.
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Surrealism is a movement for the liberation of the mind that emphasizes the critical and imaginative powers of the unconscious.
Surrealism was a 20th century art movement that that originated in the ideas of the Dadaist and French literary figures, especially those of its founder, French writer André Breton (1896-1966).
Her ''Surreal Scene" is a collage on a peach background that lends the work a happier air than most examples of Surrealism have.
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 Mark Harden's Artchive: "Dada and Surrealism"
Surrealism is based on the belief in the superior reality of certain forms of associations heretofore neglected, in the omnipotence of the dream and in the disinterested play of thought.
Dali's importance for Surrealism was that he invented his own 'psycho technique', a method he called 'critical paranoia'.
Surrealists approved of desire in its attack on reason and the Veristic Surrealism of Paul Delvaux (b 1897), in which women appear in the cool surroundings of noble architecture and exude an hallucinatory eroticism.
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