Surrealism– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Surrealism– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Category: 1 (Writers and Theorists)

Category: 2 (Cinema and theatre)

Surrealism- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Writers and Theorists” and “Cinema and theatre” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Surrealism is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in Surrealism renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Surrealist Manifestos, Founding of the movement, Golden age- World War II and the Post War period & Impact of Surrealism.

There are other art movements such as “Impressionism,” “Romanticism,” and “Mannerism” which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Surrealism come from other art styles such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, and André Breton.

This art movement (Surrealism) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “Philosopher’s lamp,” “The Treachery of Images,” and “Voluptas Mors.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “The Persistence of Memory” comes at first place which is beautiful, “Guernica,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Surrealism student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Writers and Theorists (artistic approach)” and “Cinema and theatre (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Writers and Theorists”-A Category.

SURREALISM was an art movement, and if you want to read about Surrealism comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, and André Breton.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Surrealism Characteristic section.

Surrealism- Characteristics

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Surrealism- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Surrealism?

Surrealism is an art movement, and the Surrealism artist tries to express artistic thought through Surrealism paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and René Magritte who defined this art style through their artworks such as “Philosopher’s lamp,” “The Treachery of Images” and “Voluptas Mors.”

Thus Surrealism is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Impressionism,” “Romanticism,” “Mannerism” etc.

  1. Why is Surrealism still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Surrealism paintings/artworks and fame of Surrealism artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “Philosopher’s lamp,” “The Treachery of Images” and “The Persistence of Memory.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “Philosopher’s lamp,” “The Persistence of Memory,” “Voluptas Mors.”

These Surrealism paintings show the popularity of this art style. Salvador Dali, André Breton, and René Magritte are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Surrealism?

Surrealism is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Surrealism was the way of expression for “André Breton,” “René Magritte,” and “Salvador Dali.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Writers and Theorists” and “Cinema and theatre.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Surrealism artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Surrealism artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Writers and Theorists) and visual expression (Cinema and theatre).

  1. What are the features of Surrealism?

This art style is trendy; Surrealism emerged in 1920 as a/an Surrealism movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Frida Kahlo,” “Salvador Dali” and “André Breton.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Surrealism movement, then you should read about “Salvador Dali” and “Pablo Picasso.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Writers and Theorists” and “Cinema and theatre.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

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Surrealism- Introduction of these artists.

1st SALVADOR DALI– Salvador Dali is the artist of Surrealism art movement who played a vital role in the Surrealism art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is 11 May 1904, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as San Fernando School of Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain (Skilled draftsman). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Surrealism artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- San Fernando School of Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain (Skilled draftsman).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Surrealism art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Voluptas Mors,” “The Treachery of Images,” “Philosopher’s lamp,” “Guernica” and “The Persistence of Memory.”

Notable works:- The Persistence of Memory (1931) & Galatea of the Spheres (1952).

Qualification:- San Fernando School of Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain (Skilled draftsman).

2nd PABLO PICASSO– The date of birth of Pablo Picasso is 25 October 1881, this artist was born during the Surrealism period when the Surrealism art movement was on the peak wherein Pablo Picasso had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is 25 OCTOBER 1881, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker).

Notable works:- Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1910) & The Weeping Woman (1937).

Qualification:- Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker).

3rd RENÉ MAGRITTE– This name also emerged during the Surrealism art movement. The artwork demand of René Magritte is a little bit lesser than Salvador Dali.

But the artworks of this artist (René Magritte) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Belgian Surrealist artist).

Notable works:- The Treachery of Images & The Menaced Assassin.

Qualification:- Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Belgian Surrealist artist).

4th FRIDA KAHLO– The artistic qualification of this artist is- Self-taught Mexican painter.  Frida Kahlo is the artist of the Surrealism art movement who also played a vital role in the Surrealism art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is 6 July 1907, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as Self-taught Mexican painter.

Notable works:- Henry Ford Hospital (1932) & The Broken Column (1944).

Qualification:- Self-taught Mexican painter.

5th ANDRÉ BRETON– The date of birth of this artist is 18 February 1896, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- Joined the French Communist Party (French writer, poet and anti-fascist). The artworks demand of André Breton is a little bit lesser than Salvador Dali.

But then also, paintings of this Surrealism artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Mount of Piety, 1919 & Please  1920.

Qualification:- Joined the French Communist Party (French writer, poet and anti-fascist).

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