Surrealism - surrealism Amovementinartandliterature...

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    surrealism A movement in art and literature  that started in France, 1920s
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    The First Surrealist Manifesto by André Breton, 1924 “Psychic automatism in its pure state, by  which one proposes to express --  verbally, by means of the written word,  or in any other manner -- the actual  functioning of thought. Dictated by the  thought, in the absence of any control  exercised by reason, exempt from any  aesthetic or moral concern.” 
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    Surrealism’s main issues An alternative to reality Freud’s priveleging dreams The waking state interferes with our  subconscious reality Juxtapositions shake you up Convulsive imagery
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    The Sources of Surrealist Images  (whether you want them or not) Dreams Drugs Mental disturbances Breaks in the rational world Collages Convulsive imagery
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    Robert Desnos poetry IDEAL MISTRESS “I was delayed that afternoon because I had  brushed the teeth of a pretty animal that I'm  patiently taming. It's a chameleon. This  endearing animal smoked, as usual, some  cigarettes, then I left.
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course HIST 1112 taught by Professor Tba during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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