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.
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.
Section 3 contains a photograph of this piece of art, in which Breton noted the incomplete face.
This is Luis Buñuel's 1930 surrealist film, which Breton discussed in Section 5 as the only enterprise of exaltation of total love.
This Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility was also known as the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
The House of the Hanged Man
This painting by Paul...
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