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Surrealism is a cultural movement that started in 1917, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects, and developing painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself. Its aim was, according to Breton, to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality", or surreality.

Philosophy[]

Surrealism rejected any rational version of life, and favored a vision that was influenced by dreams and the unconscious mind. Some surrealists would draw or write without paying much attention to what they were creating, while others sought to depict their dream worlds.[1]

History[]

Surrealism began as a literary movement in Nantes, Brittany in the late 1910s and early 1920s that experimented with a new way of expression.

André Breton, the creator of Surrealism, published the Manifesto of Surrealism in Paris in 1924, which was officially consecrated.

Media[]

Film[]

  • Belladonna of Sadnes (1973)

Video Games[]

  • Cruelty Squad (2021)
  • EVIL (2013)
  • Drowned God Conspiracy of the Ages (1996)
  • Death Forest (2014)
  • Yuha's Nightmares (2021)
  • Milk Inside a Bag of Milk Inside a Bag of Milk (2020)
    • Milk Outside a Bag of Milk Outside a Bag of Milk (2021)

Artists[]

  • Jean Arp
  • Andre Breton
  • Leonora Carrington
  • Salvador Dalí
  • Paul Delvaux
  • Max Ernst
  • André Masson
  • René Magritte
  • Joan Miró
  • Man Ray
  • Paul Nash
  • Meret Oppenheim
  • Pierre Roy
  • Remedios Varo
  • Kay Sage
  • Yves Tanguy
  • Dorothea Tanning

Gallery[]

References[]

https://www.theartstory.org/movement/surrealism/

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