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Surrealism Apparition of a Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach. 1938,Oil on Canvas.

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This PPT is designed to introduce HS art students to studying an art movement and to learn about Surrealism. There is an introduction to a Surrealist Collage at the end of the PPT.


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Apparition of a Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach. 1938,Oil on Canvas.

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Surrealism – a style of art and literature developed

principally in the 20th century, stressing the subconscious or non-

rational significance of imagery arrived at by the

exploitation of chance effects

and unexpected juxtapositions.

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Marcel DuChamp. The Fountain. Ready-made Sculpture, 1917.

The roots of Surrealism can be found in the ANTI-art movement, DADAism, and WWI.

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Man Ray[American Dadaist/Surrealist Photographer

and Painter, 1890-1976]

“It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them."

Man Ray. Fireworks. 1910, Rayography.

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Man Ray. The Violin of Ingres. 1924, Rayography.

"There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it."

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Man Ray. Electricity. 1931, Rayography.

"When I saw I was under attack from all sides, I knew I was on the right track."

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Man Ray. The Kiss. 1922, Rayography.

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Max Ernst[German-born French Surrealist Painter,


Max Ernst. The Temptation of St. Anthony. 1945. Oil on Canvas.

“Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.”

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“You can drink the images with your eyes.”

Max Ernst. Europe After the Rain II. 1940 - 42. Oil on Canvas.

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Max Ernst and his wife, Dorothea Tanning.

“All good ideas arrive by chance.”

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[Belgian Surrealist Painter, 1898-1967]

Rene Magritte. The Eye. 1932, Oil on Canvas.

“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.”

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Rene Magritte. The Human Condition. 1933. Oil on Canvas.

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”

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Rene Magritte. The Son of Man. 1964, Oil on Canvas.

“If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.”

“There is an interest in what is hidden and what the visible does not show us.”

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[Spanish Surrealist Painter, 1904-1989]

Salvador Dali. The Persistence of Memory. 1931, Oil on Canvas.

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Salvador Dali. Self-Portrait. Oil on Canvas.

“Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.”

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Salvador Dali. Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man. 1944. Oil on Canvas.

“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.”

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Salvador Dali. Mae West 1935, Oil on Canvas.

“What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.”

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The Burning Giraffe. 1937, Oil on Canvas.

“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.“

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Where does Surrealism begin?

•Describe a dream that you have had in the past.

•Describe a situation that might be called surreal.

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Choose an Emotion

• What would a dream be like if that emotion was at the heart of that dream?

• What is your concept?• How would an image convey that

emotion? • How would you conceptualize this image?• What images could you put together to

create this image?

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Terms of Interest• Abstract

• Abstraction• Concept

• Conception• Conceptual

• Emotion• Juxtapose

• Mimic• Surreal

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