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1924 - 1950 european avantgarde movement, favoring the visual imagery of subconscious experiences - influenced from symbolism , dadaism and metaphysical painting 

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A term that is much abused and misused nowadays. It was coined in 1917, but was really given birth by the French poet André Breton in 1924 when he defined it as "pure psychic automatism by which it is intended to express..... the true function of thought. Thought dictated in the absence of all control exerted by reason, and outside all aesthetic or moral preoccupations." Surrealism followed hard on the heels of Dada. It was a psychological approach to Dada art. It went in two directions in the 1920's, one the dream world of painters like Salvador Dali which were painted in precise realist style, the other, was the work of painters such as Joan Miró and André Masson. These were loosely drawn figures or form shown in shallow space. The last official surrealist painter was Ashile Gorky working in New York. Other painters of note are Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Yves Tanguy, Remedios Varo, Pablo Picasso, and René Magritte.
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French writer André Breton produced this twentieth century avant-garde movement. Surrealism is influenced by the theories of Sigmund Freud, the images found to be as confusing and startling as those of dreams. Surrealist works sometimes used "free association" as a means to eliminate conscious control to be able to express the workings of the unconscious mind. Surrealism may also use a realistic but irrational style, precisely describing dreamlike fantasies. Some Surrealists are René Magritte, Salvador Dali, Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Max Ernst and André Masson.
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An art style developed in Europe in
the 1920s, characterized by using the subconscious
as a source of creativity to liberate pictorial subjects
and ideas. Surrealist paintings often depict
unexpected or irrational objects in an atmosphere of
fantasy, creating a dream-like scenario.

 

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