Surrealism Movement In Art

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Surrealism is probably my favorite movement amongst any art form – photography, painting, and sculpture. I believe that you can really feel what the artist is feeling or thinking when looking at these specimens. The fact that this art has survived for so long really tells you something about how people feel about it, and I believe that it will continue into future generations. This movement is very important to me – I can’t paint, or draw, or even edit a photograph beyond simple photo editing so the fact that the early artists of this time, especially the photographers, learned how to do something that seems so difficult is truly inspiring. It is also one of my favorite movements and helped me get into art overall. I believe surrealism really…show more content…
There was a lot going on in the world at the time – World War I and World War II – it was a way to get away from all of the issues that people were being faced with on a day to day basis. People were going hungry, people were being killed, and in a way to get away from all of that, was surrealism. If we take Frida Kahlo for example – she suffered from awful back pain, and you can really see that she uses this pain in her art, and she takes herself to weird and fantastical places to escape from her day to day life. Picasso’s blue period mirrored his feelings in real life, but he could pour himself in to his work and forget about what he was going through in the real world. But surrealism was not just a form of escapism, it was also a new way of expression. Previously, art was held in ambitious standards if it could replicate real life, and the closer it got to real life, the better. Photographs did an excellent job of capturing true emotions, and photographs are probably the hardest to manipulate into…show more content…
She painted a lot of self-portraits, many surreal, and one of my favorites from her is The Broken Column. She painted many of her paintings, I believe, in response to two main events in her life: her suffering with polio, and the bus accident that almost cost her her life. When looking up descriptions or reasons behind this painting, someone described it as “sexual” because of her nakedness. I do not believe that this painting is at all sexual – it is almost a literal representation of how she feels daily after her accident, and after her polio. But, obviously art is subjective, and no one is right or wrong. Dora Maar was a rising star in the surrealist movement, but she was also important outside of his. She was “able to make the first photographic record of the creation of a modern artwork from start to finish (Cain).” She was also one of Pablo Picasso’s greatest muses. You may know her as the weeping woman. But she was a star in her own right. In my opinion, a lot of her photos have a lonely feel to them, and my favorite is Untitled (hand and shell),

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