Surrealism in the 20th Century Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Surrealism in the 20th Century
An overview of the impact of surrealism in the 20th century.
# 37807 | 900 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 18, 2003 in Art (Artists) , Art (History)

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This paper defines surrealism and looks at how the concept of 'surrealism' has greatly evolved over the 20th century, as artists of all types took up the idea and manipulated it in various ways. The paper looks at the works of various artists and shows how how surrealism has had an enormous influence in our culture.

From the Paper:

"The style of painting known as 'surrealism' is, in fact, one of the main artistic influences of the 20th century. The movement did not, however, come from nowhere, and there were roots to its development. Some of the precursors of this movement are such major artists as Paolo Uccello, William Blake, and Odilon Redon. Drawing upon the influences of these, and other, artists, a group of formed in the 1920s in France who began to think of themselves as surrealists (using the term coined by Apollinaire). The group was led by a strong-willed man named Andre Breton, and at various times included such artists as Max Ernst, Jean Arp, Joan Miro, Andre Masson, Yves Tanguy, Rene Magritte, and the infamous Salvador Dali. Although Dali is the most well-known of all surrealist artists, he was eventually denounced by the group because of his interest in commercialising his art."

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