Dali Brenton and the Surrealism Movement

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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. The following artwork played a major part in the search of the marvelous: Salvador Dali’s, Accommodations of Desire created in 1929, which I’ll compare to Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel’s Un Chein Andalou created in 1929. I’ll also examine the works of Andre Brenton, ‘Exquisite Corpses’ created in 1930 by Andre Brenton, Tristan Tzara, Valentine Hugo and Greta Knutson and If you please by Andre Brenton and Philippe Soupault created in 1919. Both Andre Brenton and Salvador Dali were major player in the surrealist movement. Andre Brenton is considered the father of surrealism and Salvador Dali is considered the surrealist artist of our time. “Surrealism, n, Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express-verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner-actual functioning of thought. Dictated by thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reasons, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concerning.” Salvador Dali (1904-1989), was a Spanish painter, writer, and member of the surrealist movement. He was born in Figueras, Cataloni... ... middle of paper ... ...ich made society examine itself as individuals. Bibliography: Braudy Leo and Cohen Marshall, Film Theory and Criticism Introductory Readings, Fifth Edition New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press 1999 Kuenzli, Rudolf Dada and Surrealist Film The MIT Press , Cambridge, Massachusetts, London England, 1996 Descharnes, Robert The World of Salvador Dali A Studio Book, The Viking Press, New York 1962 Jean, Marcel The History of Surrealist Painting, Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1960 Microsoft Encarta 97 Deluxe Encyclopedia, Microsoft Corporation 1993-1996 Un Chein Andalou, Produced, directed and written by Salvador Dali and Luis Brunuel, Interama Video Classics, 1928 Avant-Garde in Art, Theater and Film, Fleischer, Harris and Sanderson Fall 1998 Alquie Ferdinand, The Philosophy of Surrealism, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1965

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