Surrealism

  • surrealism
    image of ernst's 1921 painting, "the elephant celebes"
    max ernst, the elephant celebes, 1921
    years active1920s–1950s
    countryfrance, belgium
    major figuresbreton, dalí, ernst, magritte
    influences
    • dada
    • abstractism
    influencedabstract expressionism, post-modernism

    surrealism is a cultural movement that started in 1917,[1][2] and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects, and developing painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.[3] its aim was, according to breton, to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality", or surreality.[4][5][6]

    works of surrealism feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works themselves being an artifact. leader andré breton was explicit in his assertion that surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement.

    surrealism developed out of the dada activities during world war i. the most important center of the movement was paris, france. from the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, impacting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.

  • founding of the movement
  • expansion
  • surrealism and international politics
  • golden age
  • post-breton surrealism
  • impact of surrealism
  • alleged precursors in older art
  • see also
  • references
  • bibliography
  • external links

Surrealism
Image of Ernst's 1921 painting, "The Elephant Celebes"
Max Ernst, The Elephant Celebes, 1921
Years active1920s–1950s
CountryFrance, Belgium
Major figuresBreton, Dalí, Ernst, Magritte
Influences
InfluencedAbstract expressionism, Post-modernism

Surrealism is a cultural movement that started in 1917,[1][2] and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects, and developing painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.[3] Its aim was, according to Breton, to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality", or surreality.[4][5][6]

Works of surrealism feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works themselves being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement.

Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I. The most important center of the movement was Paris, France. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, impacting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.

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