André Breton

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  • The Manifesto Of Surrealism, And The Manifesto Of Surrealism

    What is surrealism? Surrealism is not only a revolution, but also an “attack of conscience,” “pure psychic automatism,” and a “new mode of pure expression,” according to its founder André Breton. The term was originally coined by Guillaume Apollinaire but Breton and his colleague, Philippe Soupault gave it new meaning. In his declarative and comprehensive texts, Manifestoes of Surrealism, Breton defines for us surrealism and explains the phenomenon in detail so that more can become aware and utilize the technique. Drawing heavy influences from Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx, Breton reveals to us the limitless opportunities of surrealism and how it allows us to achieve a perception of a higher reality, similar to how the exoteric texts challenged…

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  • House Of Nest Literary Analysis

    When Andres Breton first used the word surrealism, he claimed ownership of the word, attributing it to the movement and claiming it was independent from any prior associations. From that point in time in 1924, surrealism thinking has come far in terms of the depth of interpretation through a variety of works that have been published ever since. This progress is best exemplified with Breton’s original manifesto and Anais Nin’s more recent novel, House of Incest, where there is a similarity in…

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  • Salvador Dali: A Great Artist

    Talents have helped most people in getting inner satisfaction while still earning good money for survival. Over the history, several people up to date have been reaping great from their talents. There is no single talent when well used, cannot bring great returns to the individual.Most stars in the world have placed great work on their talents to reach where they are today. Major stars have talents in leadership, art, and athletics among others. Salvador Dali is one great painter over history…

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  • Max Ernst's Art

    Camfield the author of the article “Max Ernst: Dada & the Dawn of Surrealism” wrote his opinion about Ernst works and also quoted the opinion of Andre Breton about Ernst’s artwork. Breton said “introduced an entirely original scheme of visual structure; yet they corresponded exactly to the intentions of Lautreamont and Rimbaud in poetry … We were all filled immediately with unparalleled admiration.” (Camfield page 7-11) Camfield persuasively mentions that the work style that Ernst had…

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  • The Persistence Of Memory Surrealism Analysis

    The Surrealist Movement was a creative effort to established a new style. Prominent figures and influencers during this twentieth-century movement were Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, André Breton, and Max Ernest (Dickerson 213). As a way to diverge from previous writing and artistic norms, artists began to use the idea of the unconscious mind as a way to better exemplify one's own imagination and mind. In the works "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, and The Persistence of Memory by Salvador…

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  • Magical Realism In The Giver By Lois Lowry

    Introduction Magical realism captures the fantastic side of reality ,and it achieves its effect by mixing elements associated with realism and elements related with fantasy. These two worlds undergo a merging and become one. The term “magical realism” was first introduced by German art critic Franz Roh who considered magical realism an art category. Roh influenced many writers around the world ,and one of them is Lois Lowry. This paper will discuss some major characteristic of magical…

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  • Surrealist Art Movement In The 1920's

    In the 1920’s there was an art movement that changed the way art was defined, this was known as the surrealist art movement. Surrealism originated in the late 1910s and early 20s as a literary movement that experimented with a new form of expression called automatic writing or automatism. In Paris in 1924 the publication of the manifesto of surrealism by poet, Andre Breton made surrealism an international and political movement. Many artists and poets such as Louis Aragon (1897–1982), Paul…

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  • Salvador Dali's The Persistence Of Memory By Salvador Dali

    Salvador Dali finished The Persistence of Memory in 1931at Port Lligat, north of Barcelona, Spain and housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1934. This painting was a symbol of Dali’s work and defined surrealism, breaking many of the norms previous and unique in its own way. The painting itself reflects a lot on the way Dali viewed a life and giving it a deeper meaning that others may interpret differently. Dali created a three dimensional experience that was never seen before by…

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  • Salvador Dali Strengths

    Every artist has special traits that make them loveable or hateable to some people. The artists that I chose are loveable in my eyes. Their art speaks truthfully and depicts art in unique ways that few understand. The artists I chose are not average artists. They seem to go above and beyond in their work, as well as show their strengths, weaknesses, joys, sorrows, dreams, and nightmares through their work. The first artist I chose was Salvador Dali. I chose Salvador Dali because he was an…

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  • Salvador Dali Research Paper

    In a land of floating armchairs and melting clocks is where I found my interest in art. Salvador Dali, an eccentric and renowned surrealist artist, has changed the way I see the world by providing a fantastical perspective on the quotidian details of human interaction. Dali is most commonly associated with his earlier pieces which feature the use of common objects but with a surrealist twist. He employs the use of ordinary objects, but distorts them in ways that modify the perspective and…

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