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    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 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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    This painting is titled Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937. It is oil paint on canvas measuring 51.2cm x 78.1cm made by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989). This Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ genre is a figure within a landscape. This picture is an open composition. What is surrealism? Surrealism is an artistic movement that started in 1924 when the Surrealist Manifesto was published. A French poet named Andre Breton (1924 through World War 2) led surrealism. Surrealism started in Paris and…

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    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

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    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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    In 1924 a movement called Surrealism was born. The movement followed an art form called Dadaism, which expressed art from a cynical more anti-art approach. But unlike Dadaism, Surrealism was more positive and approached art with fantasy and illogical imagery. A French writer named Andre Breton would be the founder of the movement. Breton had this to say about his movement: “I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a…

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    Surrealism: Salvador Dali

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    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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    Salvador Dali Influences

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    Which was art in a dreamlike landscape, kind of mix between Impressionism and Cubism. By the 1930’s, he was the most notorious surrealist artist that everyone knew about. He created one of his most famous works, The Persistence of Memory, which gained him a ton of popularity. In the late 1930’s he got even weirder. He used very explosive colors and wore a cape, walking stick, and an unusually long mustache. But all of that changed when he was kicked out of the Surrealist group. Due to not…

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    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 Salvador Dali The Persistence of Memory Metamorphosis of Narcissus The Ecumenical Council Surrealism was a time period that started in 1924 and ended in 1966. It scorned the idea of rationalism or writings of realism, and heavily used psychoanalysis. They had elements of primitivism and mythism as well as they went to treat the unconcious mind. They thought that rationality was a…

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