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Title: Surrealism


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Surrealism
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Say WHAT?!
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Rene Magritte, Empire of Light (1953-4)
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surrealism
  • Art style begun in 1920s
  • Fantastic imagery from subconscious mind
  • No intention of logical comprehension

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Magritte, The Promenades of Euclid
(1955)
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Magritte, The Human Condition
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Magritte, Attempting the Impossible
(1928)
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Cubist paintings are like dreams
At first glance they seem realistic
But then you realize that somethings just not
right!
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Here are some dreamlike works by Giorgio
de Chirico, a precursor of the
surrealist movement
Ariadne (1913)
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De Chirico, Andromache
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De Chirico, The Disturbing Muses
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De Chirico, The Archaeologists
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De Chirico, Love Song
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De Chirico, The Profit
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In their fascination with dreams, the Surrealists
were deeply influenced by the recent
psychoanalytic work of Sigmund Freud and Karl Jung
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Heres a Surrealist favorite
Salvador Dali
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Dali, The First Days of Spring (1929)
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Dali, The Ghost of Vermeer of Delft Which Can
Be Used as a Table (1934)
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Dali, Meditation on the Harp (c. 1932)
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Dali, Daddy Longlegs of the Evening-Hope
(1940)
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Dali, Portrait of Paul Eluard
(1929)
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Dali, The Persistence of Memory (1931)
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Dali, Cannibalism in Autumn (1936)
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Dali, Crucifixion (1954)
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Freud--and surrealism--questioned the
Renaissance/Scientific/Enlightenment view of
humans as totally rational beings.
Freud said humans were driven by basic
animal-like urges beyond our control.
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After all, people said, look at the horror and
devastation of the Great War...
Thats what the centuries of progress have led
to?
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Lets look at some more Magrittes!
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Magritte, Colconde
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Magritte, The Lovers II
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Magritte, The UnexpectedAnswer
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Magritte, Return
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Magritte, Laimable verite
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Magritte, Lassassin menace
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Magritte, Les Bijoux Indiscrets
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Magritte, Personal Values
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Magritte, The Red Model
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Magritte, The Mountaineer
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Magritte, Le Chemin du Ciel
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Magritte, The Rape
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Magritte, Treachery of Images
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Magritte, The Favorable Sign
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Magritte, The Great War
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The End
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