I've been on the grind studying for my Modern Art exam and have been really inspired by the Surrealist movement. I felt it necessary to share the definition of the Surrealist movement as many of the artists were writers as well. Sadly as we look at art many of it's writings are lost in knowledge since not everyone wants to have an art history degree. I find it extremely interesting how art movements were influenced by social and political ideas, philosophies, psychology, and poetry. The literal side of art had such a great influence on the visual pieces being produced, which is why I find it so important to always have a sketchbook and pencil at all times.
Moving onto my point, below are some excerpts from my studying...
Brenton's Second Manifest of Surrealism (1930):
"A certain state of mind from which life and death, the real and the imaginary, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, height and depth, are no longer perceived as contradictory."
"The belief of the superior reality of certain forms of association neglected heretofore;
In the omnipotence of a dream.
Personal freedom and social liberation that lies in the unconscious mind."
|A beautiful photo I found on Pinterest. Artist unkown. Although this is not technically a work made in the Surrealist period it sparked my interest in how many artists today are influenced by past art whether we make the connection or not.|