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10:21 pm     1 note
April 22 2014
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Modern Art Miniseries: 14/20

Surrealism

"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision." — Salvador Dali

Surrealism began as a literary movement started by the French poet Andre Breton in the early twentieth century that gradually spread to the visual arts, including painting and sculpture. It is characterized by dreamy settings and a fascination with the subconscious, like romanticism before it. Surrealism was greatly influenced by Freudian psychology. Surrealism became popular after the Dada movement, and some former Dadaists like Max Ernst also began to experiment with Surrealism. 

The earliest Surrealist artists were Man Ray, Joan Miro, Max Ernst, and Andre Masson, although artists like Salvador Dali (whose work is often referred to as “hand-painted dream photographs” for their fantastic settings and imagery), Yves Tanguy, Paul Klee, and others would also join this movement. (Frida Kahlo is characterized as a Surrealist artist by many scholars and critics, but she did not consider herself one.) 

Surrealism can be further divided into automatism and veristic surrealism. Automatism is the freer and more abstract of the two. Veristic surrealism was more concerned with accurately depicting dream sequences. 

Surrealism is still very popular in museums today, and has had a lasting impact on later art movements like abstract expressionism. (x)

The Treachery of Images (This is not a Pipe), Rene Magritte. 1948. 

The Elephants (detail), Salvador Dali. 1948.

La Fortune, Man Ray. 1938.

Birds also Birds, Fish Snake and Scarecrow, Max Ernst. 1921.

Moses, Frida Kahlo. 1945.

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9:00 pm     762 notes
April 13 2014

magrittee:

Rene Magritte - The Talkative Jewels

magrittee:

Rene Magritte - The Talkative Jewels

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12:23 am      11,300 notes
April 12 2014

spring2000:

"uk garage scene" by ewen spencer (1998)

spring2000:

"uk garage scene" by ewen spencer (1998)

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6:00 pm      1,699 notes
April 11 2014

dolorimeter:

indieuh:

fwarg:

India K’s "Shared Landscapes" feel like a cool breath of air in my winter shriveled lungs.

i am so happy people are seeing these! ack. 

these are amazing 

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5:58 pm     15,170 notes
April 11 2014

nevver:

Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, James Whistler

nevver:

Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, James Whistler

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5:50 pm      66,239 notes
April 11 2014

ohscience:

Sulfuric acid pools in Ethiopia.
(submitted by erillebe)

ohscience:

Sulfuric acid pools in Ethiopia.

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5:47 pm      11,451 notes
April 11 2014

bonjourcamila:

oh my

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5:41 pm     16 notes
April 11 2014

Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women.

— Fariha Roison (via girl-violence)

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5:41 pm     21,481 notes
April 11 2014

I’m fond of you as I’ve never been of anyone or thing in the world.

— Leonard Woolf, from a letter to Virginia Woolf  (via goghst)

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5:41 pm     1,754 notes
April 11 2014

kasinski:

 Bob Dylan talking to Patti Smith in stairwell during party at Allen Ginsberg’s House in Greenwhich Village.

kasinski:

Bob Dylan talking to Patti Smith in stairwell during party at Allen Ginsberg’s House in Greenwhich Village.

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5:34 pm      114 notes
April 11 2014

excdus:

New Zealand
Danny McShane

excdus:

New Zealand

Danny McShane

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11:05 pm      3,040 notes
April 10 2014

piariverola:

Flamingos in Merida

piariverola:

Flamingos in Merida


10:07 pm      1 note
April 9 2014
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bonjour sara

bonjour sara

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10:02 pm      299 notes
April 9 2014

azurea:

Coral reef by Becca Stadtlander.

azurea:

Coral reef by Becca Stadtlander.

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9:53 pm      3,517 notes
April 9 2014

s.t.