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 of art, in which Breton noted the incomplete face.
L'Age d'or - This is Luis Buñuel's 1930 surrealist film, which Breton discussed in Section 5 as the only enterprise of exaltation of total love.
Venus - This Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility was also known as the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
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