Tag Archives: Surrealism

Surrealism, Part the Second

This here is not a blog. Mais ceci est une blague. Whether or not you find me as punny as I do, I find this joke to be a valid description of the surrealist themes in the art that we … Continue reading

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Magritte’s images and L’autotisme

When seeing many of René Magritte’s paintings back to back (and with some repetition of works) over the nine minute video “René Magritte Les Peintures” certain patterns develop. There are various figures that continually recur in Magritte’s work: apples, clouds, men … Continue reading

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No longer bound by the shackles of reality

The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown. – Rene Magritte The unknown meanings of surrealist paintings such as those of Rene Magritte are precisely why this … Continue reading

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Is it a pipe or not a pipe? That’s the question…

René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He was born in 1898 and died in 1967. His mother committed suicide by drowning herself, and is said to be found with her face covered by her dress. Some people suggest that … Continue reading

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Les Poèmes de Rêveurs

           Dreams are ultimately fleeting. We are in them for only moments, but they can carry profound messages within shocking juxtapositions of elements not normally found together. How then does one describe this purest sense of automatism in the structured … Continue reading

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Individual expressions

Surrealism is an individual’s own expression and outlook of life.  In André Breton’s Manifesto, he defines Surrealism as: “Automatisme psychique pur par lequel on se propose d’exprimer, soit verbalement, soit par écrit, soit de toute autre manière, le fonctionnement réel … Continue reading

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A Dialog with Surrealism

In his “Manifesto of Surrealism,” Breton gives a definition of surrealism.  As he writes: C’est de très mauvaise foi qu’on nous contesterait le droit d’employer le mot SURRÉALISME dans le sens très particulier où nous l’entendons, car il est clair … Continue reading

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