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Surrealism ppt


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Surrealism, art, Magritte, Dali, history

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Surrealism ppt

  1. 1. Surrealism 1924
  2. 2. Surrealism1924Originally a literarymovement, it exploreddreams, theunconscious, theelement of chance andmultiple levels of reality.“more than real”“better than real”
  3. 3. WHY Surrealism in 1924?What was happening in the worldaround this time?
  4. 4. WHY Surrealism in 1924?What was happening in the worldaround this time?•World War I (1914-1918)•Sigmund Freud
  5. 5. Physically and psychologically,WWI destroyed Western civilization Countries Involved:   Australia Austria Belgium Bulgaria Canada France Germany Great Britain Greece India Iraq Italy Japan Montenegro New Zealand Poland Portugal Rhodesia Romania Russia Serbia South Africa Turkey United States
  6. 6. “The logic, science and technologythat many thought would bring abetter world had gone horriblywrong.Instead of a better world, theadvancements of the 19th centuryhad produced such high techweapons as machine guns, long-range artillery, tanks, submarines,fighter planes and mustard gas.”(source: Janson)  
  7. 7. Staggering destruction and loss of lifeTOTAL WWI CASUALTIES: 11,016,000
  8. 8. Sigmund Freud(1856-1939)•The father of psychoanalysis•In 1900, Freud publishedThe Interpretation of Dreams, and introducedthe wider public to the notion of theunconscious mind•theorized that forgetfulness or slips of thetongue (now called "Freudian slips") were notaccidental at all, but it was the "dynamicunconscious" revealing somethingmeaningful.•He said “Dreams are often most profoundwhen they seem the most crazy.”
  9. 9. Andre Breton Poet “Surrealism is based on the belief in the superior reality of the dream”
  10. 10. SurrealOddIllogicalIrrationalExcitingDisturbing
  11. 11. Characteristics of Surrealism•Reaction to chaos of WWI•Influence of Freud: Dreams andsubconscious•Impossible scale•Reversal of natural laws•Double images•Juxtaposition
  12. 12. Where?France, Germany,Catalunya, BelgiumArtistsMax ErnstSalvador DaliJoan MiroMan RayRene Magritte
  13. 13. Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904–1989)
  14. 14. The Metamorphosis of Narcissus, 1937, Salvador Dali
  15. 15. Salvador DaliPersistence of Memory 1931
  16. 16. Salvador DaliApparition
  17. 17. Rene Magritte (Belgian)
  18. 18. Rene Magritte
  19. 19. René MagritteLes valeurs personnelles(Personal Values)1952
  20. 20. René MagritteLa Chambre découte (The Listening Room)1952(impossible scale)
  21. 21. Rene MagritteCarte Blanche “Carte Blanche,” Rene Magritte
  22. 22. and dream interpretation in Surrealism is further emphasized by Sigmund Freuds contribut Rene Magritte Ceci n’est pas une pipe
  23. 23. Rene Magritte(Reversal of Natural Laws)
  24. 24. Ideas for your Surrealist Collageand Paintinga) change the normal scale of objects (ex: a car the size of a living room or bugs the size of people)b) turn the accepted order of things upside down (ex: dogs walking people instead of people walking dogs)c) mix internal and external space (ex: trees growing in a kitchen, seeing the inside and outside ofan object at the same time)d) transform one object into another (ex: a car turning into a fish, an animal turning into a person)
  25. 25. Student Example- Alicia
  26. 26. Student Example- Carolyn
  27. 27. Student Example- Lynne
  28. 28. Student Example- Jackie
  29. 29. Student Example- Lisa
  30. 30. Student Example- Christina
  31. 31. Student Example- Alicia
  32. 32. Student Example- Noshin
  33. 33. Student Example- Lisa
  34. 34. Student Example- Renee
  35. 35. Student Example- Stephanie
  36. 36. What is your idea? Start with a well thought-outcreative idea. Throwing two random thingstogether doesn’t necessarily qualify as surreal.Use QUALITY photographic images frommagazines- not cartoons or illustrations.Avoid images from popular culture such asfamous people, name brands and retail productsthat will distract the viewer.Cut and glue carefully so all images have smoothedges and there is no visible glue.Consider background, middle ground andforeground.