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    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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    In the 1920s in Europe after World War 1, a new art form was rooted off the famous Dada movement called Surrealism. Surrealism is a style of art of the early twentieth century that emphasized dream imagery, chance operations, and rapid, thoughtless forms of notation that expressed, it was felt, the unconscious mind. A French poet by the name Andre Brenton, known as the “Pope of Surrealism,” wrote the Surrealist Manifesto. His original definition of surrealism was a “fusion of elements of fantasy…

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    Dada And Surrealism

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    World War 1 (1914-1918) was a torrential era in world history, exploiting entire societies; its people and industrial resources. According to Hunt (2012), soldiers found themselves socializing at times with the enemy and avoiding unnecessary battles, minimizing the already insurmountable casualties while maximizing the number of deadlocks. Moreover, the warfare landscape blurred and destabilized cultural classes, censored front line atrocities, and became a preamble to post-war moral…

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    Surrealism Surrealism began in the early 1920s, following the end of World War One and the Dada movement. Artists who participated in this movement focused on the potential of the unconscious mind and studied psychology in order to create their art. Salvador Dali is one of the most well-known surrealist artists. His most famous work was ‘The Persistence of Memory’, a painting created in 1931. Another influential surrealist artist was Man Ray, one of his most famous works was ‘Gift’, a…

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    112 Professor Lin Nulman October 25, 2017 Surrealism Art Thesis statement: Surrealism is not only a form of art but also a cultural movement that was expressed through art, literature, and even politics. Brodskai︠a︡, N V. Surrealism: genesis of a revolution. New York: Parkstone International, 2012. Page 6-9. One thing cannot be doubted: Giorgio De Chirico’s paintings produced such an unforgettable impression that it became one of the most important sources in Surrealism art as it began to…

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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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    After the Dada movement, Surrealism was born in the early 20th century. Dada was an artistic movement that brought about just as much thought as reactions to World War I did. The Dada movement was mostly based on irrational thoughts over rational ones, free art as well as human expectations. Unlike this concept, Surrealism did not have a war idea behind it, rather it had more of an imaginative notion. With guidance of subconscious dreams, Surrealism emerged, letting the imagination go untethered…

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    Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali, each uses the idea of the unconscious mind in which alludes to aspects of Surrealism through the setting, tone, and the use of motifs. Surrealism changed the creative style for many artists, but for Salvador Dali surrealism better explained…

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    As Nettleton, Saville, and Burke suggest in their article ADVERTISING… SURREALISM… IGUANAS, the use of surrealism in advertising is not a new phenomenon at all, in fact, they argue, “surrealism and its core creative constructs, from the incongruous juxtapositions of objects to its dark sense of humour and irony, have proved a rich vein for advertisers since the 30s” (Nettleton, Saville and Burke). It is true that advertisers have often used surrealism as a means of selling a multitude of…

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    Frida Kahlo, one of the most well reputed, thoroughly studied, and widely influential artists today, has been comprehensively misunderstood and exploited since before she had achieved international notoriety. Kahlo’s relationship with the surrealist movement is complicated; André Breton and his fellow surrealists considered Kahlo’s paintings to be archetypal surrealist works due to their outlandish imagery and fantastic themes, yet Kahlo herself rejected the title and even disdained certain…

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