Surrealism

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Surrealism

  1. 1. how can society change the direction of art?
  2. 2. how has art evolved over time?
  3. 3. What is Surrealism? What influenced the development of Surrealism? Why is it considered a Revolution in Art? Who were two important Surrealist artists?
  4. 4. a revolution in art
  5. 5. rapid change radical new views overthrowing tradition REVOLUTION
  6. 6. After World War I, many artists in Europe started to create strange and shocking works of art. Disgusted by the devastation caused by war, they rejected traditional values that they associated with being the cause of the war. Otto Dix
  7. 7. One of the first of these radical art movements to evolve after World War I was called Surrealism.
  8. 8. Surrealism is an art style in which dreams, fantasy and the sub conscious served as inspiration for artists. Unrelated objects and or situations are often set in unnatural surroundings.
  9. 9. The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
  10. 10. Important Surrealist artists include: Salvador Dali and Renee Magritte
  11. 11. Dali: dreams, fantasy, psychoanalysis, highly detailed, repeated motifs
  12. 12. Renee Magritte: playful, humorous juxtaposition of illogical elements The False Mirror
  13. 13. dreams sub-conscious Sigmund Freud- psychoanalysis irrationality illogical
  14. 14. What is Surrealism? What influenced the development of Surrealism? Why is it considered a Revolution in Art? Who were two important Surrealist artists?
  15. 15. The Surrealists used to play “art” games when they would get together. One of these games is called “exquisite corpse”.
  16. 16. Marcel Duchamp’s, Fountain from 1917 is an example of this type of radical confrontation with tradition. Duchamp challenged the idea that art should be unique and made by an individual artist. He believed that an artist’s ideas mattered more that the actual art.

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