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  • SURREALISM sur- ( beyond ) + réalisme ( realism )
    • The Unconscious
    • Revolution (personal and social)
    • Random Juxtapositions ( Collage, “Corps Exquisite” and Automatic Drawing )
    • Objet Trouve
  • Andre Breton
  • “ Surrealism, as I envisage it, proclaims loudly enough our absolute nonconformity, that there may be no question of calling it, in the case against the real world, as a witness for the defense.” Andre Breton, 1924 , Manifeste du Surrealisme
  • The Rendezvous of Friends Max Ernst, 1922
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Lord Byron (1788-1824) (“ Mad, bad and dangerous to know ”) Lord Byron
  • Theodor Gericault The Raft of The Medusa 1819
  • Delacroix The Death of Sardanapolus 1827
  • Francisco Goya The Sleep of reason Produces Monsters 1799
  • Eugene Delacroix
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  • “ I accustomed myself to simple hallucination…” -Arthur Rimbaud
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  • Karl Marx Sigmund Freud
    • “ Radical Juxtapostions”
    • Collage
    • Objet trouve
    • Automatic drawing
    • Exquisite Corpse
  • "manufactured objects raised to the dignity of works of art through the choice of the artist."
  • Surrealist Exhibition of Objects, 1936
  • “ the revolution of objects and the revolution through objects”
  • Fountain Marcel Duchamp, 1917
  • Two Children are Menaced by a Nightingale Max Ernst, 1924
  • Murdering Aeroplane Max Ernst, 1920
  • “ frottage” drawings by Max Ernst, c. 1920s
  • Une Semaine de Bonte Max Ernst, 1934
  • "systematic displacement" “ He who speaks of collage speaks of the irrational.“ Max Ernst
  • “ Corps Exquisite”
  • “ automatic drawing” by Andre Masson Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express -- verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner -- the actual functioning of thought . Dictated by the thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern. -Andre Breton
  • The Harlequin’s Carnival Joan Miro, 1924
  • “… the pairing of two apparently unpairable realities on a plane apparently unsuitable to them” -Andre Breton
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  • Walter Benjamin credited Surrealism with having exposed to view "the ruins of the bourgeoisie".
  • Luncheon in Fur Meret Oppenheim, 1936
  • Le Cadeau Man Ray, 1923
  • “ As beautiful as…
  • … the chance encounter of an umbrella and a sewing machine on a dissecting table.” -Lautreamont
  • Le mervailleuse “ Let us not mince words: the marvelous is always beautiful. Anything marvelous is beautiful, in fact only the marvelous is beautiful.” -Andre Breton, 1924
  • Mystery and Melancholy of a Street Giorgio di Chirico, 1914
  • Giorgio di Chirico
  • The Persistence of Memory Salvador Dali, 1934
  • The Church of the Sagrada Familia Antoni Gaudi, begun 1883
  • L’ Amour Fou
  • “ Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.” -Andre Breton
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  • Alberto Giacometti
  • Woman With Her Throat Cut Alberto Giacometti
  • Seated Bather Pablo Picasso
  • “ Minotauromachie ” Pablo Picasso 1937
  • Erotic-Veiled
  • Erotique Voilee Man Ray, 1933
  • Hans Bellmer
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  • Surrealist Legacies
  • New York 1940-1970
  • The Liver is the Cock’s Comb Arshile Gorky, 1942
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  • Robert Motherwell Elergy for the Spanish Republic 1953-4
  • Jackson Pollock Lavender Mist, 1950
  • Joseph Cornell
  • Jasper Johns
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Claes Oldenburg
  • 1960+
  • Robert Gober
  • Louise Bourgeois
  • Mona Hatoum
  • Marc Quinn
  • Sarah Lucas
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  • Jake and Dinos Chapman
  • Paul McCarthy
  • Chris Burden (Los Angeles, 1970s) The simplest Surrealist act consists of dashing down into the street, pistol in hand, and firing blindly, as fast as you can pull the trigger, into the crowd. -Andre Breton (Paris, 1924)
  • Ai Weiwei
  • Performance Art
  • “ Hyperreal”
  • Matthew Barney
  • Maurizio Catellan
  • Jeff Koons
  • Surrealism and Popular Culture Cinema Rock music TV
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  • Spellbound Alfred Hitchcock, 1945
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  • Surrealism, Advertisement and Package Design
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  • Surrealism and Product Design
  • Salvador Dali
  • Salvador Dali
  • Salvador Dali
  • Man Ray
  • Meret Oppenheim
  • Julia Lohmann
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  • Surrealism and Fashion
  • Elsa Schiarapelli Dali-inspired hats, 1936
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  • Guy Bourdin
  • “ Surrealism does not allow those who devote themselves to it to forsake it whenever they like. There is every reason to believe that it acts on the mind very much as drugs do; like drugs, it creates a certain state of need and can push man to frightful revolts.” -Andre Breton “ Madness is revolution confined to the self.” -John Berger