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Surrealism Continued

by: Bridget Dixon

Surrealism Continued ART 3683

Bridget Dixon
OK State
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These notes complete the lecture on Surrealism.
History of 20th Century Art
Dr. Siddons
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surrealism, ArtHistory, modern art
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Bridget Dixon on Wednesday September 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ART 3683 at Oklahoma State University taught by Dr. Siddons in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see History of 20th Century Art in Art History at Oklahoma State University.

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Date Created: 09/28/16
Surrealism Naturalistic surrealism – about communicating the dream experiences of the artist Should evoke similar feelings of abstract realism Artists are responding to the Spanish American War Salvador Dali Realistic Surrealism Rene Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967) Thinking about image in the real world “The Treachery of Image” – This is not a pipe, it’s a painting of a pipe. Any image is an abstraction of the real world Representation of the real world The Human Condition – looking at a painting of a painting, etc. What does it mean to paint – less political Dada Aftermath of WWI A response to the violence and insanity in WWI ***The world doesn’t make sense therefore, our work doesn’t make any sense interest in randomness lots of ways to introduce chance into artwork How does chance interact with order? Style can be seen across mediums European artists saw America as a land of technology Seen as ahead of Europe Camera Deconstruction Image Artist? Camera Work magazine Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968) Goal of Dada = “To put art back in the service of the mind.” Serves in French military Worked for a printed Learned typography ***Key in bringing Dada to New York What if the artist just redefines things? “readymade” – sculptures were conceptual, after he was famous, people wanted these sculptures but the would be one – he would just make another one “assisted readymade” – combined objects Asking us to look at this bottle rack as art Look at the aesthetic of everyday objects The fountain convinces people that it’s about the idea, not the object Alter Ego: Rrose Selavy, 1921 Woman Man Ray did his portrait – introduced himself to the world this way Just like objects can be art or functional, humans can have multiple identities “mechanomorphic” forms – in the shape of machines makes miniature replicas of his art and puts them all in a suitcase little Duchamp museam – very neat Objects are interesting, but idea more important Wanted to protect his work Suitcase Man Ray, Untitled, Photo, 1922 Man Ray, Gift, originally 1928


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