Surrealism


pure psychic automatism
intended to express
the true process of thought
free from the exercise of reason
and from any aesthetic or moral purpose

mister sands / hmw oao
jem coones


art to the observer is an obsession
art to the artist is an addiction



few groups in the 20th century have been as influential as the
surrealists. surrealism came at a time of dramatic upheaval, both
historically and culturally, and grew to encompass all forms of art, wether
it be drama, literature, painting, photography or cinema. indeed, their
influence was so great that echoes of the breakthroughs made by such ...

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scorching
analytical specifications of the exact sciences," surrealists were
dedicated to, in breton's words "pure psychic automatism intended to
express the true process of thought free from the exercise of reason and
from any aesthetic or moral purpose". as strongly influenced by the
psychoanalytical ideas of freud, which at that time were gaining prominence,
as it was by the deconstructionalism of dada, surrealism emerged as an
organized movement at the beginning of the 1920's, a period marked by "the
confused and inert stupefaction of a collective bourgeois existence
dedicated to nothing less than the mustiness of the balance sheet."

surrealism emerged not just as a reaction to this bourgeois complacency,
but as an attempt to create art that was closer to the reality of human
existence. in every form, surrealism succeeded admirably in obtaining this
goal, as can be plainly seen from the works of their greatest members:
antonin artaud, man ray, and salvador dali.

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