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Surrealism

Compare and contrast Expressionism and Surrealism from 1915-1945 .

Expressionism and surrealism as artistic movements are similar in the fact that both sought to explore the subconscious and the inner workings of an artist's mind. Here is an explanation of the...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2019 7:43 am UTC

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What is the difference between Dadaism and surrealism?

Dadaism and surrealism are two distinct cultural movements though they both help to define the parameters of Modernism. Dadaism came first, emerging originally in Zurich, as a direct response to...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2018 9:01 pm UTC

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Is surrealism just an art movement or is it more a way of thinking?

I think that is can be logical to see surrealism as a way of thinking. Intellects like Breton envisioned a mode of thought that separated itself from the conventional morality and social...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2011 8:31 pm UTC

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What is the significance of Surrealism Art?

I would argue that the significance of surrealism art is to provoke questioning of what is accepted as standard reality. Many of the Surrealists were convinced that the embrace of conformity and...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2012 9:41 am UTC

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What are the elements of surrealism? 

Three big characteristics of surrealism are association, symbolism, and a celebration of the irrational. Association is the connection people can make between different objects, people, or ideas....

Latest answer posted July 29, 2020 12:12 pm UTC

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What is surrealist art?

It's interesting to compare Dada, Surrealism, Futurism, and expressionism -- of these four movements away from realism, surrealism sought to rise above the real world(thus the prefix) into the...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2012 3:02 am UTC

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What is meant by the literary term "surrealistic"?  

The literary term "surrealistic" is an adjective meaning "having characteristics similar to those found in the literary and artistic movement known as Surrealism". Surrealism was a literary and...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2012 9:03 am UTC

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What is the meaning of surrealism?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, surrealism is the principles, ideals, or practice of producing fantastic or incongruous imagery or effects in art, literature, film, or theater by...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2019 6:14 pm UTC

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