The Surrealism Movement

Originated in the late 1910's and early 20's

Key People, Locations, & Structures

"Creativity is the marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their Juxtaposition."
- Max Ernst
Nicolas Poussin, Jan Van Eyck, Andre Breton
-Surrealism started in Paris and then spread rapidly to Japan, The Netherlands, Belgium, Egypt, Denmark, Romania, and Hungary.

Main Ideas Seen in Art of this Period

-Emphisis on the power of the imagination puts them in the tradition of Romanticism.

-Holds images or ideas that, under traditional modes of thought, are disturbing, shocking, or distributive.

Three Facts

-Surrealism as we know it today is closely related to some forms of abstract art.

-One group of artists didn't accept this new art that threw away centuries of artists that have learned about craft and art.

-Because it was ignored and rejected by the new academy of modernism, veristic surrealism in its evolution has became a new art.