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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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Surrealism

DISSECTING THE ANATOMY OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS

 

Melting clocks and floating men! Surrealism is preoccupied with dreams, fantasy, and desire. The theories of psychologists Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung encouraged the artists of this movement to work from the subconscious and to create art that perplexes the mind, challenges conventional logic, and questions the reality of appearances.

WHEN & WHERE

c. 1924–1955Europe

Surrealism was born out of the Dada movement and offered a similar post-World War I vigor to shake up society’s mindset. Unlike the nonsensical Dadaists, Surrealists were interested in ...

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