Surrealism

Cultural Movement Surrealism is a cultural movement that started in 1917, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects, and developing painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself. Its aim was, according to Breton, to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality”, or surreality.

Surrealist artists aimed to channel the unconscious in order to unlock their creativity and imagination. Influenced by psychoanalysis , they believed that the rational mind suppressed the power of their expression.

Above: Oil paintings produced by Peter Segasby who’s experimented with Surrealism.

Comments are closed.

segasby.com