Intro into Surreal Art
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About Surreal Art
The Surrealist artists sought to channel the unconscious thoughts as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. They did not place value on rationalism and literary realism.
The work of Sigmund Freud was profoundly influential for Surrealists, particularly his book,The Interpretation of Dreams (1899). Freud legitimized the importance of dreams and the unconscious mind; his exposure of the complex and repressed inner worlds of human desires are the basis for much of Surrealism.
One style if Surrealist painting is a hyper-realistic style in which objects were depicted in crisp detail but then juxtaposed by irrational content emphasizing the dream-like quality of the art. Such artist that used this style were. Dalí, Tanguy, and Magritte is painted in .
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Assignment: Surreal Collage
Create a surrealist work of art by collaging at least 20 different pieces from images found on google, etc. the image should feel dreamlike and a bit unrealistic. ie fish flying in the sky, kids flying a butterflies instead of kites or a bunch of fruit sitting down for a meal.
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