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Art History Lecture 2/ 23/2016 Surrealism • The catalyst more many types of representation today • Andre Breton – one of the founders (first a literary movement) (The “Pope” of surrealism) o Wrote the manifesto • Started in Paris • Art and literature • Imagery is usually fantastic (fantasy and dreams a big part of this) • All about the subconscious or what’s below, automatism • Largely between the two world wars (primarily France and Spain) • Wanted to create and “absolute reality or Surreality” above and beyond • Most Dada artists became surrealists • Freud was a really profound inspiration o His ideas about dreams • Young (studied with Freud) became influential also o As important as Freud’s ideas • The artists role is to bring an inner and outer reality together • Very active politically o Their interest in freeing people • Never dictated style and content that should be represented in surrealist art • Surrealism proclaims the revolutionary power of the imagination • Sex and violence o Things that are taboo in western culture are the keys in exploring true freedom o This becomes a major subject matter • Women: o They idealize madness o They want to unleash the irrational to create a revolution o Most controlled during this time o Example of the oppressed murderers • Psychoanalysis: o We have a conscious self and an unconscious self • Very interested in created implied physical experience (using sand on an image) • Dali • Hans Bellmer dolls
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