This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Surrealism - This avant-garde movement, born in Europe in the 1920s, was based on ideas of automatism, the way by which the unconscious mind could be exposed and channeled into artistic expression.
Nadja - In this major work of Andre Breton, the author explored a relationship with a woman who later turned out to be mentally unstable.
The Found Object - For surrealists, this is an everyday item that can be transformed into art or reinterpreted outside its intended utilitarian purpose.
Giacometti's sculpture - Section 3 contains a photograph of this piece...
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