André Breton

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  • Surrealist Art Movement In The 1920's

    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 Éluard (1895–1952), and Philippe Soupault (1897–1990) were heavily influenced by the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) and the political ideas of Karl Marx (1818–1883). Using Sigmund Freud’s theory allowed artists and poets to draw upon the private world of the mind that was traditionally restricted by reason and societal imitations. This allowed them to produce surprising, unexpected imagery that had never before been seen. The intellectual and irrational belief of surrealism can be found in their ancestry of the tradition “Dadaism” a decade earlier. The surrealist art movement combined elements of its predecessors, Dada and cubism to create something unknown to the art world. At first the art movement…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Surrealism: Salvador Dali

    Surrealism began in the 20th century in Europe, known to be the most influential movement finding its roots from the era of Dadaism and Cubism (The Art Story, Web.). As Surrealism came nearly after World War I and World War II, artists decided to recreate the destruction left behind turning into a fantasy. Fantasy: the imagination above the reality of life, which was illustrated as art. The combination of the two eras led to the creation of an art form that was unknown and out of the art world.…

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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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  • 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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  • Andre Breton, The Founder Of The French Surrealist Movement

    Andre Breton was a prominent French Surrealist poet who was born in France and was known as the founder of the Surrealist movement ( 1). Andre Breton was thought of as the man who was the influence of the Surrealist movement due to his outstanding work of art and literature during the movement ( 1). Breton found an interest in medicine and pursued medical school while a young man ( 1). Breton has developed his passion at a very young age and very rarely does a…

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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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