Old Major, a prize-winning boar, gathers the animals of the Manor Farm for a meeting in the big barn. He tells them of a dream he has had in which all animals live together with no human beings to oppress or control them.
The people of Paris storm the Bastille, which is a symbol of power to King Louis XVI and a symbol of tyranny to the populace. To protect his fortress, the King orders his soldiers to fire at the attackers.
"Surrealism" has become shorthand for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory. But what IS it? Or what WAS it? Integrating found objects, experimenting with automatism, or the disorienting effects of collage, and summoning the uncanny body to socially critical ends. If we could find meanings that exist beyond the rational mind, we might be free from the tyranny of the mundane logic, and that we might discover truths more real than reality. Today we delve into the history and make a case why Surrealism is important.