Gender Roles In Un Chien Andalou

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In this essay, I’m going to discuss the gender roles in the paintings of Dalí, in the film “Un Chien Andalou” by Buñuel and the poems of Federico García Lorca. Gender roles play a huge part within these works. All three of these artists had the ability to showcase something beautiful or majestic through disturbing and off putting imagery. This is what made their work so distinctive compared to many other artists during the surrealist period. The main things all of these artists have in common are their feelings and expressions of gender roles. There are many overwhelming contrasting views on the idea of gender roles and we see that in Dalí’s paintings where many of his early work were based on fear and loathing of the opposite sex. Throughout the first part of this essay I’m going to discuss the differences in Dalí’s views of the opposite sex and how he represents these views within his paintings. During his early work he portrays a sense fear of the other sex. Dalí had a fear of sexual contact and is represented through his…show more content…
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