The Art Assignment: What is Surrealism
00:03 - 04:53
4m 50s
The word "surrealism has become a catch-all for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory; but when it emerged in Europe during the tenuous turbulent years following world war one and leading into world war two. Surrealism has positions itself not as an escape from life but as a revolution art force within. A movement aimed at the wholesale liberation of the individual. Aesthetic as well as political; literary as well as visual. Lets explore what surrealism is.
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