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    • ART between the Wars Dadaism & Surrealism
    • Guernica , Picasso
    • Dadaism: Anti Art 1915-25
      • regression (baby talk)
      • context: aftermath of World War I
          • challenged established values (moral & aesthetic)
          • credo: “Everything the artist spits is art”
      • randomness & chance
          • playful & experimental
          • techniques/materials: historically unacceptable
    • Dadaism
      • Marcel Duchamp
        • Fountain (1917)
          • medium: ‘Ready-Made’
      Mass produced object (found object) taken out of context
    • Surrealism 1925-45
      • “ the belief in the superior reality of certain forms of association neglected heretofore; in the omnipotence of the dream”-Breton’s Second Manifesto of Surrealism
      Ernst’s The Eye of Silence
    • Political & Scientific Context Time Transfixed , Magritte
      • Anti fascist & antibourgeois
      • Freud’s psychology of the unconscious
      • Automatism
      • Juxtaposition of objects
    • Magritte’s False Mirror (1926)
    • Surrealism
      • Salvador Dalí
        • The Persistence of Memory (1931)
          • wordplay:
            • montrer --> to show --> montre (watch)
            • langue --> “tongue” --> langueur (languid)
          • theme: Oedipal desires
            • distorted fetal image of artist himself
            • ants --> expression of anxieties
    • Miro’s Carnival of the Harlequin (1925)
    • Exercises