10 Modern Art Terms Everyone Should Know Bridget Riley, Metamorphosis, 1964

Surrealism

Type: Movement

Surrealism is a French movement with roots in Dadaism founded in 1924, intended to liberate the culture from reason and rationalism. Surrealists, such as DalĂ­ and Ernst, embraced the ideas of pure functioning of thought and automatism, without the considerations of aesthetics.

(p. 92 in ...Isms: Understanding Modern Art)

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