Surrealism Vs Pop Art

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“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”. (Pablo Picasso). Art is a universal language that evokes passion, great emotion and inspiration. Throughout the centuries art has serenaded the world with its undying love to voice and express a particular point. Out of the many years’ art has existed, I find most interest in the early to mid-20th century and 21st century periods of art. In the mid-20th century, one might come across the movements Surrealism and Pop art. Both of these movements had great influence on how people perceived art at that time. Moreover, around the 21st century art movements such as Environmental Art and New Media Art graced the world with news ways to look at art. Many individuals contributed…show more content…
The focus was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality". This art reflects the expression of pure thought from the unconscious mind without being restricted by rationalities and logistics. Because of this, the art produced by this movement was see as unusual and disturbing. Surrealist artists featured elements of surprise in their painting, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur. Surrealism actually stemmed from the Dada Movement activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. Over the years Surrealism affected the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory. Some well-known artists of this movement are Leonora Carrington, Rene Magritte, and Frida…show more content…
René François Ghislain Magritte was born on the 21st of November 1898 Lessines, Belgium, and died the15th of August 1967 (aged 68) Brussels, Belgium. Rene is a very well know Belgium Surrealist painter. One of his most famous paintings is title “Son of Man”. In this painting a man is seen standing with an apple covering his face. The meaning behind this is that anything that is visible has something hiding behind. This stirs up a conflict of wanting to see what is unseen compared to what is already seen. Moreover, Magritte creates another painting that challenges a person’s perception. In his piece titled “The Treachery of Images” Magritte paints a pipe and writes in French on the painting “This is not a pipe”. He wanted to challenge the perception of this piece by saying that it wasn’t a pipe; which to a certain extent is true, because it is a picture of a pipe. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, Magritte’s work is known for challenging observers ' preconditioned perceptions of
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