Today we will crossover Art and Fashion again! I’m sure you all fashionable girls are aware that fashion imitates art and vice-versa. Today I bring you Surrealism! Which can be traced back in the early 20’s and developed after the Dadá movement which we will discuss later as well!
Surrealist artists are known for their element of surprise, bringing together sets of imagery that one would never dream of. Funny thing about dreams because a lot of artwork and writings were based on dreams and nightmares where everything falls out of place and nothing is real and permanent. I’m sure you all remember Salvador Dalí! He was a famous surrealist painter born in Spain (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989)and has become the maximum exponent of Surrealism! This movement affected the visual arts, film, literature and even music but it was also a political and philosophical movement with practice and social theory.
In the Surrealist manifesto they defended the idea that ordinary and depictive expressions are vital and important but that their order should be open to the full realms of our imagination.
In the dictionary we can find:
Surrealism, n. Pure psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, either verbally, in writing, or by any other manner, the real functioning of thought. Dictation of thought in the absence of all control exercised by reason, outside of all aesthetic and moral preoccupation.
To sum up Surrealism was an artistic and literary movement, dedicated to expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams, free of the conscious control of reason and convention. Surrealism inherited an anti-rationalist sensibility from Dada, and was shaped by emerging theories on our perception of reality, especially Sigmund Freud’s model of the subconscious. What do you think of my surrealistic look?