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Salvador Dali and Max Ernst

Salvador Dali Salvador Dali was a Spanish artist. He was born on 11 may 1904 and he died on 23 January 1989. He was brought up in a middle class home and his father was very strict, and his mother encouraged his paintings. He went to drawing school and later his father organised an exhibition of his son’s charcoal drawings in their home. He first went through the Cubism, Futurism and Metaphysical art movements. He joined the Surrealists in 1929, and he became the most famous representative of the movement. He had already been influencing them for over two years and the praised him for his paranoiac-critical method of accessing the subconscious. He finished his painting the Persistence of Memory in 1931. Salvador explained the surrealists by saying: “There is … Read entire article »

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What Was Surrealism and Where and Why Did it Originate?

This is the dictionary meaning for Surrealism. Dictionary: “Surrealism, noun. Pure psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, either verbally, in writing, or by any other manner, the real functioning of thought. Dictation of thought in the absence of all control exercised by reason, outside of all aesthetic and moral preoccupation.” Surrealism is well known for its visual artworks and writings. Surrealism is a cultural movement and it began in the 1920’s. The artworks of Surrealism include unexpected positions of the objects in the artwork and surprise. Dada was another art movement that was going on during the First World War, and surrealism developed out of this. The centre of this movement was in Paris. Surrealism spread around the world from the 1920’s onwards, and it influenced many forms of art, … Read entire article »

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My First Lilyfontein Adventure Race

My first adventure race was held at inkwenkwezi game reserve and organised by Lilyfontein School. The adventure race was held in September 2012 and teams of children from different schools all took part. The teams consisted of four members and each team had to have at least one boy and one girl. The race was made up of a 40km cycling leg, a short paddle and a 10km running leg. The teams were all briefed on the night before the race. The course was explained, each team got given its map and then the participants went home for a good night’s rest for the tough day ahead. The next morning everyone arrived early for the start of the race. All the teams got ready and soon they were called for the … Read entire article »

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