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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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