Surrealism is an artistic movement that has had a lasting impact on painting, sculpture, literature, photography and film. Surrealists—inspired by Sigmund Freud’s theories of dreams and the unconscious—believed insanity was the breaking of the chains of logic, and they represented this idea in their art by creating imagery that was impossible in reality, juxtaposing unlikely forms onto unimaginable landscapes. Though it waned as an organized movement, Surrealism has never disappeared as a creative artistic principle.
I am not much fond of the surrealist artist from Art History but am more fond of the idea and the practice of this art. How it liberates artists creative imagination. Here are some of today’s Surrealist Artist Works.
The practice of Surrealist art strongly emphasized methodological research and experimentation, stressing the work of art as a means for prompting personal psychic investigation and revelation. It’s goal was to liberate thought, language, and human experience from the oppressive boundaries of rationalism. A desire to break free of reason led it to question the most basic foundation of artistic production: the idea that art is the product of a single artist’s creative imagination.
Sources: Learn more about the Surrealist Movement here: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-what-is-surrealism; https://www.britannica.com/art/Surrealism