An overview of the surrealism
Surrealism is one of the main styles in the 20th century. It is based on the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud. Another important influence is the messy context of the political era. The movement started in the 20s, in Paris, France.
Sigmund Freud and his influence on the surrealist art
The Dadaism may be regarded as a forerunner of Surrealism art. The philosophy that lies behind the latter style, provides many beliefs of ancient Europe into question.
The artist Salvador Dali is the principal representative of surrealism
More about the origin of surrealism
In October 1924, it has signed a manifesto of surrealism. Taking this date as the official beginning of this style. The manifest was created by André Breton. He was looking for a new form of art expression. It should better represent the emotional pulse of the people. The art should come with the sensual, and not with the rational and the moderates in touch.
Manifesto by André Breton
The art is considered by the personal insight of the authors, so, as they can contain their emotions and pictorially represent. So, an artist must be about the existence of the conscious and the subconscious in the clear. Also he must understand his inner being, his dreams, own strength and weaknesses of the existence. It combines surrealism with the Desintegrität from the current social values. This happened at the same time with the search for something new. Looking for a new society, new values and settings.
Famous artworks by Salvador Dali
The school of art of surrealism
The surrealism art spreads both the painting and the sculpture. She inherited much of the formal language of Dadaism and whose ideas were taken over in large part on the style of modernism.
And so the surrealism is born…
Characteristics which characterise the surrealism
The methods of the painter of Surrealism can be compared with those of psychologists from their analysis. Follow the impulses to come closer to the subconscious. Still, you explore the wishes and the hidden, the intrusive thoughts, that you can not get rid.
The melting clocks of Dali
In other words, they wanted to convert the dreams, desires, aspirations, that were most deeply in their souls, in art. The images and other works, which as a result are unreal. You get away from the concrete in all possible ways. This is from one of the forms of art expression, which enjoy the most freedom of all artistic styles.
Works that are unreal
Freedom of all art styles
In surrealism, follow the impulses, to come closer to the subconscious
The surrealist artist should be about the existence of the conscious and the subconscious in the clear