Surrealism: The Art Movement From The Twentieth Century

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The art movement that I chose from the twentieth century, is surrealism. Surrealism started in 1924 and lasted till 1966. This art movement had a lot of influential artists as in Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and so much more and related movements like cubism, expressionism, abstract art, etc.

The movement Surrealism, began in art and literature, which started in Europe between the both World Wars. Surrealism started right after the Dada movement ended, although Surrealism wasn’t on negation but rather on positive expression. This art movement had rationalised the European culture and politics in the past that had accompanied in the first World War. A huge influential poet and critic within this movement also known as a big spokesman for this movement is Andre Breton, who published ‘The Surrealist Manifesto’ in 1924. Surrealism had a thing to reunite the conscious and the unconscious experiences to complete the world of dream and fantasy which one day the two terms would join and in a rational world in would be reality, a surreality. Within theories got from Sigmund Freud, Breton found that the unconscious was the wellspring of the imagination. Within this he believed that the normally untapped realm could be attained
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An important person that I talked about most in this assignment is Andre Breton, and I managed to find an important quote that personally sums up the meaning of surrealism quite…show more content…
Do not forget to make proper arrangements for your last will and testament: speaking personally, I ask that I be taken to the cemetery on a moving van. May my friends destroy every last copy of the printing of the Speech concerning the Modicum of Reality.” (Andre
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