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surrealism

suh ree li zuhm

  • n  a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams

  • Because the witches, warlocks and whirligigs of surrealism fall emphatically into the category damned by numbskulled Nazis as "degenerate" art, most people thoughtif.
  • As a school, surrealism has all but died of its own painted agonies.
  • After surrealism, new channels for the creative mind There was a time, long past, when modern art was thought dangerous.
News & Articles

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson: Living and Looking
    In an intimate 1971 interview, Henri Cartier-Bresson spoke of surrealism, photojournalism and the loss of his friends Robert Capa and David "Chim" Seymour.
    June 20, 2013 - New York Times
  • Three artists explore 20th century surrealism
    Bringing together three artists — a painter, a sculptor and draftsman, and a ceramic sculptor — for the first time, a Brentwood Arts Exchange exhibition explores the human imagination through contemporary forms that trace their roots back to 20th century surrealism.
    June 19, 2013 - The Prince George's Sentinel
Quotes

  • Ashlee Simpson in Billboard
    Asked to describe the video, Simpson tells Billboard.com, "One of my favorite artists is Salvador Dali. You'll see a little bit of that surrealism in it. There's a bit of 'Being John Malkovich' in there too. It's a little out there," she says...
  • Barbara Atkin in Toronto Star
    Surrealism is about looking at something in a new and different way,says Atkin. "And fashion is about fantasy. It's taking everyday things and twisting it up and bring it back in a new way. It's all about escape."
  • John Baldessari in International Herald Tribune
    Magritte makes Surrealism digestible for a broader audience, and he's had such a great influence on advertising that we don't even see it anymore,Baldessari said. "I saw it as a chance to do something I haven't done before."

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