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Surrealism In Film - Surrealism is a movement that built off of the burgeoning look into art, psychology, and the workings of the mind. Popularly associated with the works of Salvador Dali, Surrealist art takes imagery and ideology and creates correlation where there is none, creating new forms of art. In this essay I will look to explore the inception of the surrealist movement, including the Surrealist Manifesto, to stress the importance of these artists and their work in the 20th century and beyond. I also will look to films from our European Cinema course to express how films incorporate the influence of surrealism both intentionally and unintentionally....   [tags: Surrealist Manifesto, European Film]
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The Origins of Surrealism - Green 1 Controlled Chaos: The Impact of Surrealism on the Art World The Surrealist movement that began in the 1920’s, was unlike anything the art world had ever seen before. While Surrealist painters borrowed techniques from previous “ism” movements, for example Impressionism and Cubism, the prominent painters of this movement had acquired a new, shocking style all their own. Surrealism, as an art movement, stressed the importance of expanding one’s mind in order to welcome other depictions of ‘reality’....   [tags: Painting, Cubism, Impressionism] 2002 words
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Surrealism and Film - Surrealism is a movement that built off of the burgeoning look into art, psychology, and the workings of the mind. Popularly associated with the works of Salvador Dali, Surrealist art takes imagery and ideology and creates correlation where there is none, creating new forms of art. In this essay I will look to explore the inception of the surrealist movement, including the Surrealist Manifesto, to stress the importance of these artists and their work in the 20th century and beyond. I also will look to films from our European Cinema course to express how films incorporate the influence of surrealism both intentionally and unintentionally....   [tags: Art History, Film] 1651 words
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The History of Surrealism: Maurice Nadeau - Surrealism painting can be difficult to approach as a career. People may use their imagination to rely on their paintings, and others might even reckon on substantial objects or figures. This movement demands creativity. There have been many surrealist artist who have contributed to their country in a state of pride. Having new knowledge of Surrealism, I have learned many profound ideas about this movement in this novel. I definitely recommend reading this novel to artist. Not just artist in general, but also to people who have never learned or heard about Surrealism....   [tags: Art ]
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Comparing Cubism and Surrealism - I have chosen to research the relationship between Cubism and Surrealism and Surrealism and the world of art. Cubism originated in Paris in 1907 and continued to succeed in France until 1914. In about 1911 the rest of the world began to discover this movement and Cubism stuck around until 1919. During the late ninetieth century and early twentieth century the world was just discovering the art of Native Africans, due to the war between Africa and the British diversifying the population which also included natives of the United States, Mexico and Argentina resulting in a spread of culture....   [tags: Art History]
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Dali and Surrealism - Salvador Dali was born in 1904 in Figueras, Spain. He had an elder brother who died prior to his birth by nine months. This incident affected him throughout his life. His parents looked at him as reincarnation of his dead brother. He was taken to his brother’s grave and was given free reign of the Dali household which stayed with him throughout his life. Since he was treated differently and in a special way, in strongly influenced his personality. Hence, Dali had a unique and clear character. Living both himself and his brother caused him an obsession concerning decay and putrefaction....   [tags: Painter Painters Artists Art Dali Essays] 710 words
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Dali Brenton and the Surrealism Movement - Dali Brenton and the Surrealism Movement The surrealism movement took place during the aftermath of WWI and started in primarily in France. Surrealism was more of a broad range cultural /social project interested in liberating the human society from conscious and logical thinking to create a utopian society, than an art movement. The surrealism movement was in search of a gateway into society’s subconscious, the break down of rational and logical thinking, (The marvelous.) Surrealist artwork concentrated on individualism, subjective visions and states of disorientation, nihilism, chaos and irrationality of modernity to break down the society’s consciousness....   [tags: Papers] 1780 words
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Art, Surrealism, and the Grotesque - The term "grotesque" in art and literature, commonly refers to the juxtaposition of extreme contrasts such as horror and humor, or beauty and monstrosity, or desire and revulsion. One function of this juxtaposition of the rational and the irrational is to subdue or normalize the unknown, and thereby control it. The simultaneity of mutually exclusive emotional states, and the discomfort it might cause, inspires a Freudian analytic critical approach because of its focus on controlling repressed desires through therapeutic rationality....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Surrealism - Surrealism Surrealism was one of the most influential artistic movements of the 20th Century. André Breton consolidated Surrealism as a movement in the early 1920s, trying to achieve the “total liberation of the mind and of all that resembles it[1]” through innovative and varied ideas. Surrealism deeply influenced the world in the era between the two world wars and played a big role in the diffusion and adoption of psychology worldwide. Surrealism faded after World War II, but its revolutionary genius has influenced every artistic movement ever since....   [tags: Art Painting Artistic Essays]
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Surrealism Of The Temptation Of Saint Anthony - During the period between World War I and World War II, many people decided that rationale had created the destruction left behind from the war and that it was time to rely on the subconscious as a way to analyze the world. These people became known as Surrealists. One of the most famous surrealist artists was Salvador Dalí. Dalí’s piece The Temptation of Saint Anthony is a prime example of Surrealism. Surrealist paintings are described as dreamlike and fantastical. Much of Dalí’s paintings were images he had dreamed up....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Postmodern Surrealism in Murakami's, Second Bakery Attack - Postmodern Surrealism in the Second Bakery Attack Since its establishment, surrealist media has been able to capture our attention with its abstract thought provoking nature. It began with literature and spread to all other forms of expression across the globe. Although it had gained such renown, it wasn’t until The Second Bakery Attack was released in a collection of short stories by Haruki Murakami that surrealist literature arrived in Japan. The Second Bakery Attack stood out above all other literary releases of its time, receiving universally positive reviews and revolutionizing the way Japan viewed literature....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 1898 words
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Surrealism - Surrealism encompasses a reality above the surface reality, usually through efforts to suspend the discipline of conscious or logical reason, aesthetics, or morality in order to allow for the expression of subconscious thought and feeling. This literary technique, if successful, provides the audience with a suspension of disbelief, an acceptance of the imaginative aspects of the author's fantastic creation. "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka and "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe, are two examples of surrealism....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 726 words
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Surrealism Movement : Altering Reality in Art Works - Because altering reality can be created in so many different forms, artists from the turn of the 20th century have been altering reality in magnificent art works. Artists are able to physically alter our reality and how we perceive reality through their manipulation of visual language; telling the untold, speaking the unspeakable and transferring the viewer to a mythical imaginable universe where anything can happen. They created a way to escape the real world, a place where the audience can relax, and feel peaceful....   [tags: dali, artists, imagination, metaphor]
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Surrealism and Salvador Dali - Surrealism and Salvador Dali      Surrealism is defined as an art style developed in the 1920's in Europe, characterized by using the subconscious as a source of creativity to liberate pictorial subjects and ideas. Surrealist paintings often depict unexpected or irrational objects in an atmosphere or fantasy , creating a dreamlike scenario ( www.progressiveart.com 2004). The word Surrealism was created in 1917 by the writer Guillaune Apollinaire. He used it to describe two instances of artistic innovation ( Bradley 6)....   [tags: Art Artists]
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Surrealism and Salvador Dali - Surrealism and Salvador Dali Salvador Dali, was born Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domenech on Monday, 11 May 1904, in the small Spanish town of Figueres, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, approximately sixteen miles from the French border in a region known as Catalonia. His parents supported his talent and built him his first studio while he was still a child in their summer home at Cadaques. Dali went on to attend the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, Spain. He was married to Gala Eluard in 1934 and died on 23 January 1989 in a hospital in Figueres (Etherington-Smith, 12)....   [tags: Salvador Dali Artists Painters Paintings Essays] 808 words
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Dada Surrealism - Dada Surrealism What elements of dada and surrealism suggest the influence of Freud. The 20th Century marked a changed in how people viewed the known world. Since its beginning art has played a major role in how people were able to express themselves. The early 20th century brought rise to new and exciting art forms. These were types of writings, paintings and, documentaries that no one had ever seen before. From expressionism to Dadaism types of work ranged by all means of the artist. About the 1920's a new wave of art would soon be seen worlds over....   [tags: History Art Arts Painting WWIIEssays] 1232 words
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Advertisement as a Tool to Communicate Messages - Advertisement usually is used as a tool to promote a product or a service .The use of posters have been around for over two hundred years ,"By the 1890s, poster art had widespread usage in other parts of Europe, advertising everything from bicycles to bullfights."(Century poster ,2013) After world war one, advertisement posters was being printed in a large numbers and was seen by audience in different levels of society. This opportunity could allow artist to communicate with a larger audience in expense of large production companies and possibly send an underlining message, additional and often diffrant to the advertising message meant for the product itself....   [tags: dadaism, surrealism, poster art]
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Rene Magritte: This Is Not a Paper - In the fallout of the first Great War, which had plagued European society for four long and brutal years, many were left to question the purpose of their existences. Stemming from the monstrously large number of causalities during the war, the mood left those whom survived to wonder how reason and logic could have started the conflict. For many people, a sense of alienation was stirred up who found the possibility of rejoining a society, which had not only allowed but prolonged such a catastrophe, to difficult....   [tags: Time Transfixed, Surrealism, Art] 907 words
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Analysis of the Painting "The Persistence of Memory" - Analysis of the painting The Persistence of Memory *Source: http://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/1168-2 NP - The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali is an oil on canvas painting (the oil on canvas being the medium of the artwork) painted in surrealism style in 1931. The painting is a form of two dimensional art. All the colors on the canvas are opaque and the painting has a smooth texture. We can see on the beach Dali adds more value (he adds more black to the green) to the shaded part of the landscape, and more white to the grass where the sun would be shining....   [tags: surrealism, Dali, melting clock]
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Satire and Surrealism in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle - Satire and Surrealism in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle In 1963, Kurt Vonnegut published his second novel Cat's Cradle. It is a distressing yet satirical critique of our society and the surrealistic end that is its destiny. Through his use of irony and sarcasm he attacks and exposes society's flaws while questioning its intelligence. Nothing is safe from his satiric pen. He attacks science and religion with equal intensity. He creates a novel that has left, "an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers" (back cover)....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle Essays] 468 words
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The Lugubrious Game and Jabberwocky - Harris defines surrealism as an "avant-garde movement established in the early 1920s by the French writer Andre Breton". He also states that Breton's definition of surrealism was "pure psychic automatism, by which it is intended to express verbally, in writing or in any other way, the true process of thought. It is the dictation of thought, free from the exercise of reason, and every aesthetic or moral preoccupation." He continues to explain that surrealism is "the name mainly for a group of painters whose strange and sometimes disturbing images became, and remain - ......   [tags: literary analysis, surrealism, andre breton]
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Satire, Surrealism and Dark Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle - Satire, Surrealism and Dark Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle "And there on the shaft in letters six inches high, so help me God, was the word: Mother" (48) "'If that's mother,' said the driver, 'what in hell could they have raised over father?'" As the reader soon finds out, 40 cm of marble, as directed by Felix Hoenikker's will, that says "FATHER" (49). Vonnegut stops you short and plucks at your hand like a little boy who has just shaved the cat and can't wait to show you what he's done: you can't, as a responsible adult, laugh at the absurdity of the bald and shivering feline because you know that you should be astonished, offended, annoyed, anything but burst out laughing, which yo...   [tags: Vonnegut Cat's Cradle] 555 words
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Surrealism Comparison of Elsa Schiaparelli's Desk Suit and Salvador Dali's Anthromorphic Chest of Drawer - Surrealism, who has not heard this word nowadays. World of the dreams and everything that is irrational, impossible or grotesque, a cultural movement founded immediately after the First World War which is continued and practiced until today. To understand it better it is necessary to look deeper into the work of two outstanding artists strongly connected with this movement, people for whom this style was a part of their lives. This essay's primary objective is to look closer and compare Desk Suit 1936 by Elsa Schiaparelli to Anthropomorphic Chest of Drawers, 1936 by Salvador Dali....   [tags: Art Analysis, Fashion]
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Deliberate Alienation: Surrealism and Magical Realism Critical thinking is a terrible thing. - Deliberate Alienation: Surrealism and Magical Realism Critical thinking is a terrible thing. At least, that seems to be a popular opinion. We live in an age where people are willing to look to anyone but themselves for advice on what they should think. Rather than figure out what their own opinions are, they trust the thinly-veiled slant of the television newscasters, the politics-masquerading-as-reporting of magazines like Time and Newsweek. There are fashion shows and magazines that tell you what you think is stylish....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Reassessing Surrealism: Constructivism and Postcapitalist Appropriation - Department of Politics, Stanford University 1. Contexts of economy “Society is responsible for sexism,” says Debord; however, according to Prinn[1] , it is not so much society that is responsible for sexism, but rather the dialectic of society. In a sense, Sartre suggests the use of postcapitalist appropriation to deconstruct capitalism. If one examines Lacanist obscurity, one is faced with a choice: either reject subcultural discourse or conclude that class has significance, given that the premise of constructivism is invalid....   [tags: Economics]
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The Surrealist Group - What if dreams could be seen, heard, and read rather than just experienced. What if there were a way to express the unconscious consciously, and how could one go about accomplishing this. In the early 1920’s a small group of writers grappled with similar questions. This group grew to include upwards of twenty artists and became the Surrealist Group. There were many revolutionary and imaginative artists in the Surrealist group, Magritte being one of them. In his painting completed in 1933, The Human Condition, Magritte comments on the perception of the human condition as only a painter can – through paint....   [tags: Art History] 1143 words
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Frida Kahlo: A Mexican Surrealist Artist - Frida Kahlo: A Mexican Surrealist Artist Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist, famous for her self-reflective, Surrealist paintings. She was born in 1907 and died from pneumonia and other complications in 1954 at the mere age of forty-seven. Frida was the daughter of Guillermo Kahlo, a Hungarian Jew and notable Mexican photographer, and Matilde Calderon, who was of Spanish and Indian descent (Taschen, 7). Although Guillermo had two daughters from a previous marriage, Frida was the first daughter to be born to he and his second wife, Matilde....   [tags: Biography Biographies]
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Análisis de El Ángel Exterminador - El ángel exterminador, Luis Buñuel (1962) Luis Buñel Portés fue un director de cine español. Nació en Teruel en el año 1900 aunque la mayor parte de su obra fue realizada en México y en Francia. Murió a los 83 años en Ciudad de México. Es considerado uno de los directores más originales e importantes de la historia del cine. Buñuel se trasladó a Madrid en el 1917 después de recibir educación religiosa que marcaría una importante tendencia en su línea personal y artística. Inició la carrera de Ingeniería Agrónoma instalándose en la residencia de estudiantes donde entabló amistad con personajes característicos de la época como Salvador Dalí o Federico García Lorca....   [tags: Luis Buñuel, spanish, surrealismo, aislamiento]
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Modernism in Australia - The introduction of modernism to Australia is a more complex phenomenon than previously thought. Choose an aspect of Modernism, either Cubism or Surrealism or Expressionism or Modernist Design and Architecture and chart their development in Australia by focusing on the work of two artists, designers or architects. The Modernist movement in Australia is inspired by the European avant-garde. In the mid-1910s, the first wave of modernism is felt through the influx of migrants, exhibitions and expatriates....   [tags: Comparison: Gleeson and Nolan] 1820 words
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The Absorption of Dada - The Absorption of Dada Dada and Surrealism are two similar forms of art, not in appearance, but in the subject matter, and the role of the viewer. The Quote ”Dada became absorbed into Surrealism which then became the Dadaism of the successful.” is a statement of truth. Dada was developed in Switzerland, just after the Great War, now known as World War One. It was a cry against reason and logic. The people were misled by the government, science and art. If everything that was supposes to be good and logical was demolished by the insanity of war....   [tags: Essays Papers] 341 words
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Comparing Eraserhead and Nightmare on Elm Street IV - Comparing Eraserhead and Nightmare on Elm Street IV essay iam going to be looking at two films in particular. Eraserhead, a successful surreal film by D. Lunch, and Nightmare on Elm Street iv. These are films that distort the real. he contributions of surrealism to twentieth century art and literature are widely recognised. It would be almost impossible to write a survey of modern art or a history of modern literature or literary theory without the inclusion of surrealism. The aesthetics of the surrealists, and their impact on later artistic styles and movements in Europe, America, and elsewhere, are the subject of a growing body of work....   [tags: Papers] 1176 words
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Rene Magritte: Illusions Masking Reality - In the fallout of the first Great War, which had plagued European society for four long and brutal years, many were left to question the purpose of their existences. Stemming from the monstrously large number of casualties during the war, the mood left those whom survived to wonder how reason and logic could have started the conflict. For many people, a sense of alienation was stirred up who found the possibility of rejoining a society, which had not only allowed but prolonged such a catastrophe, to difficult....   [tags: Art]
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Changes in the First 15 Years of the 20th Century Europe - First 15 years of the 20th century show the changes in the theory, and practice art, among the modern artiest in western world. First 15 years were remarkable, they compare with great and advance science and technology of same time. It was time of growing instance in western culture, and continued rapid industrial of imperial aboard, and rivalry in the Europe. During the 20th century Paris was focus of modernism. In the 19th century scientist discover the theory, which were not just question of our way of seeing things, but show the very natural reality itself....   [tags: European History, 1900s] 628 words
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The Works of Magritte - Rene Magritte was an enigmatic and strange man who painted surrealism paintings. Little is known about his childhood except that his mother, Regine Magritte took her own life by drowning herself in the Sambre river. Young Magritte is thought to have discovered her body floating with her night garment covering her face. There is speculation that this trauma was an influence on many of Magritte’s works. When Rene Magritte took up his brushes, he created beautiful visual riddles that delight and bewilder the viewer....   [tags: Art]
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The Saddest Music in the World: A Surreal Melodrama - Canadian filmmaker and cinephile, Guy Maddin once said, “I do feel a bit like Dracula in Winnipeg. I’m safe, but can travel abroad and suck up all sorts of ideas from other filmmakers… Then I can come back here and hoard these tropes and cinematic devices.” Here, Maddin addresses his filmmaking saying that he takes aspects from different film styles and appropriates them into his own work. In The Saddest Music in the World (2003), Maddin uses a combination of French Surrealist filmmaking and classical American Hollywood cinema, specifically melodrama, to create his own style....   [tags: Cinema]
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the surreal world - Art comes in many different shapes and sizes. From drawing on a desk in high school to digital art on computers, we don’t notice that art surrounds us everywhere. However, there is one particular art form that is gaining interest throughout the world, and has been around for years. This art form is known as Surrealism. Surrealism is the only form of art that truly lets you express your mind the way you want it to be expressed, with no limits or boundaries. In Surrealism, there is no gravity, words flow like water, objects can fly in the limitless skies, and images can swim....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Does Dali Dream of Distorted Elephants? - Salvador Dalí is whom many people think of when they think of the quintessential modern artist. But his career actually had many styles, and inspirations, and he was never a modernist. He was, instead, a surrealist, part of the beginnings of a movement that descended from a post-WWI reaction to bourgeoisie and materialism. By 1946, when Dalí painted “The Temptation of Saint Anthony”, he had lived through two world wars, emigrated from his home Catalan province (and Europe), and been both a figurehead and an exile of a significant artistic movement....   [tags: Art]
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A Trip into the Artwork of Salvador Dali - A Trip into the Artwork of Salvador Dali On May 11th, 1904 a young artist by the name of Salvador Dali was born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. An artist who would grow and who works would impact the world. Dali has several museums around the world with his artworks displayed. During my visit to the Dali Museum located in Saint Petersburg, Florida it was an intriguing and informative trip into the artwork of Salvador Dali. During his journey as a young artist before finding his home in the realm of surrealism, Dali had experiences with other styles of painting such as realism, impressionism and cubism....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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Kay Sage From Another Approach - Kay Sage From Another Approach My room has two doors and one window. One door is red and the other is gray. I cannot open the red door; the grey door does not interest me. Having no choice, I shall lock them both and look out of the window. -Kay Sage The work of Kay Sage (1898-1963) is known to be some of the most abstract art produced during the Surrealism movement. (Chadwick, 1997) Although it does not appear at first glance to be anywhere near as abstract as other Modernist artists such as Sonia Delaunay or Liubov Popova, (Chadwick, 1997....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Art as Expression - Artists are central to cultural, political and social discourses in the world. They are here not only to inspire us, but to provoke us as well. Four artists that broke social, political and cultural barriers were, Rene Magritte, John Heartfield Jackson Pollock and Otto Dix. While the artists were involved in different movements, each one made revolutionary statements with their works. Artists have a responsibility to use their works as a weapon to the status quo and to break these cultural and social barriers....   [tags: Art ]
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Salvador Dali: Vision of Hell - Salvador Dali: Vision of Hell Surrealism was the 20th century phase in art and literature of expressing subconscious in images without order or coherence, as in a dream. Surrealist art went beyond writing or painting objects as they looked at reality. Their art showed objects in distorted forms, colors, and movements, like in a dream. Dali’s surrealistic art was based on the belief that there were treasures hidden in the human mind. The word fantasy cannot accurately describe surrealism. Rather, surrealism is better described as a grander reality....   [tags: Art Artist Dali] 1030 words
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The Virtues of Apathy - The Virtues of Apathy “I just don't think I can continue to live in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as if it was virtue.” Morgan Freeman speaks these words in the movie Se7en after declaring that he is going to quit his job as a detective. His character sees crimes of hate, aggression and murder every day, and he also observes the public’s reaction to them. People turn a blind eye; they no longer care. What has happened to society. Why has what used to be considered incredibly shocking dissolved into what is considered an everyday and usual activity....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Life and Art of Salvador Dali - The Life and Art of Salvador Dali Salvador Dali's life and art were very closely related. Everything in his life was reflected in his art. All the major changes in his works and styles represented important turning points for him. When Dali was younger, he experimented with different styles. The first style he used was soft, blurry and seemed a little bit out of focus, although his use shadowing was well from the beginning. Dali's early works were not very impressive, but he was very talented and dedicated to his art work....   [tags: Artists Art] 561 words
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Max Ernst - The use of symbols in surrealism and the meaning within these paintings by Max Ernst played a significant influence on the notion of my experimental art making. He was a German painter, sculptor and a graphic artist but also considered as one of the primary pioneers of the Dada and Surrealism movement. They aimed to revolt against everyday reality by exploring the construction of the unconscious mind. By exploring the mind and transforming reality by surveying the desires of the human nature, it allows one to contemplate on the actuality and the realities of our world....   [tags: art] 1244 words
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Real Truth is Never Surreal - When World War I was unleashed in 1914, it shocked, upset, and unsettled people. Much the people of the French Revolution (1789-1795), people of Berlin (who were being subjected to many rules and regulations) wanted to throw off the oppression. Just as in the French Revolution, the people thought that the only way to gain the feeling of freedom was to revolt in every area of their lives, an act that gave birth to the movement of Dadaism. Dadaists believed that sound thoughts and organized processes were the cause of the war, so the Dadaists created art that seemed out of order and almost illogical (Kleiner 835)....   [tags: Theology ]
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Le Faux Mirror: A Profile of René Magritte - Le Faux Mirror: A Profile of René Magritte I was a child and she was a child in this kingdom by the sea and this maiden she lived with no other thought than to love and be loved by me* (Poe 1) “Si vous aimez l’amour, vous aimerez le Surrealisme!,” She screams as he slams the door (Mundy 4). His eyes are like nails in the rain. He steps onto the street— the cobbled street. She presses her lips to the window— the waiting window....   [tags: Rene Magritte Papers]
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René Magritte - René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte was a master not only of the obvious, but of the obscure as well. In his artwork, Magritte toyed with everyday objects, human habits and emotions, placing them in foreign contexts and questioning their familiar meanings. He suggested new interpretations of old things in his deceivingly simple paintings, making the commonplace profound and the rational irrational. He painted his canvasses in the same manner as he lived his life -- in strange modesty and under constant analysis....   [tags: Arts Paintings Art History] 1365 words
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Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Modernism, and Postmodernism - Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Modernism, and Postmodernism Literature: the enlightenment, romanticism, realism, modernism, and postmodernism…. Where does one begin. To some, those words can be as scary as the word computer is to others. This essay is designed to help you become a great literary interpreter. Getting the motivation is three fourths of the battle to getting into the heads of the artists. To begin, an outline of some of the literary movements has been provided. The enlightenment was also called the Age of Reason....   [tags: Enlightenment Romanticism Realism Essays] 612 words
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