Presentation on theme: "Surrealism Art History Ms. Blaylock Kay Sage. An “ism” is a suffix at the end of many English words. It comes from Greek “ismos” and Latin “ismus”. You."— Presentation transcript:
An “ism” is a suffix at the end of many English words. It comes from Greek “ismos” and Latin “ismus”. You have seen it at the end of words like optimism, Buddhism, racism, favoritism, and terrorism. It signifies a belief, practice, idea, or movement. In art, there are many movements that end in ism. What is an “ism”? A few art “isms” Impressionism Cubism Pointillism Realism Surrealism
Surrealism was started in the 1920s. Surrealism represents unreal situations, depicted realistically. “The situations are impossible, but if they were to happen, that’s what it would look like.” Surrealism
imagination or fantasy. Surrealist artists focus on things found in the imagination or fantasy. You might find every day objects as the subject in surrealism… However, they aren’t doing every day things. Surrealism The Son of Man by Rene Magritte
André Breton, Valentine Hugo, Greta Knutson, Tristan Tzara Exquisite Corpse ca. 1930 ink on paper 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. Artists pass around a single drawing, working from each others previous drawings. Surrealist would play this game with each other to help generate ideas for their art. Exquisite Corpse
Giorgio De Chirico The Melancholy and Mystery of a Street 1914 oil on canvas 34 1/4 x 28 1/4 in.
Giorgio De Chirico The Great Metaphysician 1917 oil on canvas 41 1/8 x 27 1/2 in.
René Magritte Time Transfixed 1938 oil on canvas 57 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. Belgian artist, Rene Magritte selected many objects in and around his home for subjects in his work. Some of these objects can still be viewed in his home, now a museum in Brussels. Rene Magritte
René Magritte The False Mirror 1928 oil on canvas 21 1/4 x 21 7/8 in.
Kay Sage (1898-1963) Kay Sage is an American Surrealist artist and poet. She worked in the United States and around Europe. Danger, Construction Ahead by Kay Sage, 1940Kay Sage1940 Le Passage by Kay Sage, 1956Kay Sage1956
Margin of Silence by Kay Sage, 1942.Kay Sage1942 Tomorrow is Never by Kay Sage, 1955.Kay Sage1955
Spanish artist, Salvador Dali is a very well known surrealist. He created a lot of art in his lifetime and was very successful. His moustache is as famous as his art. Salvador Dali
The Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937 oil on canvas 51.2 x 78.5 cm
Max Ernst La Joie de Vivre 1936 oil on canvas 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in.
Max Ernst Europe After the Rain 1940-42 oil on canvas 21 1/2 x 58 1/8 in.
Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012 ) Dorothea Tanning was an American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and writer. She also worked with preforming artists, creating set designs and costumes for ballet and theatre.
So, what is surrealism? To put it simply, it is a realistic depiction of an unreal situation. Why do you think surreal art become popular? Maybe, because was something new and the art world had never seen anything so different.
Sometimes surrealist artist appear to be just sticking different images together, that don’t really belong together, but somehow it fits… Some artist will literally collage pictures together without any traditional art supplies.