Surrealism: The Art Movement

10 May, 2011

Surrealism began as a cultural art movement in the early 1920’s. Using juxtaposed and surprising elements, surrealism is unlike any artwork of its kind. Each piece is more individual than the next. Starting during/post World War I, and out of the Dada district, surrealism hit the city of Paris the hardest and eventually spreading across the globe. Paris became the epicenter of a cultural and social reform surrealistic movement.


Three examples of Surrealism:

First image – “La Trahison des Images” by René Magrit

Second image – “The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dalí

Third image – “The Man in the Bowler Hat” by René Magrit


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