Surrealism

Surrealism

Films and Movie Memorabilia

Surrealism was a break from the avante-garde movement of European Dadaism in 1933, as Andre Breton developed an international movement titled Surrealism that had several distinct differences to Dadaism. Instead of randomness, chance and anarchy, Surrealism relied on the theories of Sigmund Freud and of the conscious and unconscious mind. Psychoanalysis was also explored which appealed to a language of dreams that critiqued social and moral repression within society. It used cinema as a means to tap into the unconscious mind without intervention of conscious thought and revolution, thinking and experiencing moments through fusion of the real and the surreal. Surrealism draws upon irrational imagery and the subconscious mind. Surrealists should not, however, be mistaken as whimsical or incapable of logical thought; rather, most Surrealists promote themselves as revolutionaries. Surrealist works cannot be defined by style or form, but rather as results of the practice of surrealism. Rather than a fixed aesthetic, surrealism can be defined as an ever-shifting art form. Surrealism was one of the first literary and artistic movements to become seriously associated with cinema, even though it still is a movement that is largely neglected by film critics and historians. The foundations of the surrealism movement coincided with the birth of motion pictures, and the Surrealists who participated in the movement were among the first generation to have grown up with film as a part of daily life. Surrealist artists were interested in cinema as a medium for expression. As cinema continued to develop in the 1920s, many Surrealists saw in it an opportunity to portray the ridiculous as rational. Cinema provided more convincing illusions than its closest rival, theatre, and the tendency for Surrealists to express themselves through film was a sign of their confidence in the adaptability of cinema to Surrealism’s goals and requirements. They were the first to take seriously the resemblance between film’s imaginary images and those of dreams and the unconscious. Director Luis Bunuel said, “The film seems to be the involuntary imitation of the dream.” Critics have debated whether “Surrealist film” constitutes a distinct genre because recognition of a cinematographic genre involves the ability to cite many works which share thematic, formal, and stylistic traits. To refer to Surrealism as a genre is to imply that there is repetition of elements and a recognizable, “generic formula” which describes their makeup. Several critics have argued that, due to Surrealism’s use of the irrational and on non-sequitur, it is impossible for Surrealist films to constitute a genre. While there are numerous films which are true expressions of the movement, many other films which have been classified as Surrealist simply contain Surrealist fragments. Rather than “Surrealist film” the more accurate term for such works may be “Surrealism in film.”



Surrealism
Featured Surrealism Films

Articles and Essays on Surrealism

Weekend (1967)

Jean-Luc Godard’s cathartically political and infuriating masterpiece Weekend is one of the key films of the late 1960’s. It is on one hand a chaotically brilliant black comedy and on the other hand a surrealistically acid disdain on the nihilistic bourgeoisie consumer society. Weekend is less like a film and more like a abstract angry political collage, as its pop art […]

Continue

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Within the world of artistry, tapping into the dreams and the unconscious mind have always been a fascinating theme to interpret and explore, and some of the great artists focus a lot of their ideas and theories in trying to understand the illogical mysteries of the conscious and unconscious. The great Spanish director Luis Bunuel once was asked what […]

Continue

Exterminating Angel, The (1962)

Luis Bunuel’s The Exterminating Angel is a cynical and macabre satire on the slow and deteriorating breakdown of human civilization, as Bunuel takes several wealthy bourgeois guests and purposely traps them all in an over populated room, which is similar to using mice to conduct a social experiment. At first these guests stay civilized, level-headed and continue using […]

Continue

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (1919)

Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is one of the most visually frightening and bizarre horror films of all time and the quintessential film that started the German Expressionism movement in early German cinema. German Expressionism is a style that was largely confined to Germany due to the isolation the country experienced during World War I and usually involved surreal […]

Continue

Orpheus (1950)

“The legend of Orpheus is well-known. In Greek mythology, Orpheus was a troubadour from Thrace. He charmed even the animals. His songs diverted his attention from his wife Eurydice. Death took her away from him. He descended to the netherworld and used his charm to win permission to return with Eurydice to the world of […]

Continue
Page 1 of 212
Surrealism
Angelina Wrona Hush 11x14 print poster fantasy surreal girl short black hair
angelina wrona hush 11x14 print poster fantasy surreal girl short black hair
$12.99
Large Vintage Surrealist Canvas Painting Circa 1970s 80s Susan Sadler
large vintage surrealist canvas painting circa 1970s 80s susan sadler
$25.00
Dimitris C Milionis GREEK AEGEAN SUMMER II Signed Colored Drawing Greek 2001
dimitris c milionis greek aegean summer ii signed colored drawing greek 2001
$200.00
Oil Painting on Canvas WHITE NOISE BLIZZARD
oil painting on canvas white noise blizzard
$99.00
GUS FINK Art ORIGINAL Painting outsider surreal pop lowbrow LOVE LEFT TO GIVE
gus fink art original painting outsider surreal pop lowbrow love left to give
$11,245.00
CLARA LEDESMA 1924 99 ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING SIGNED NY DOMINICAN LATIN SURREALIST
clara ledesma 1924 99 original oil painting signed ny dominican latin surrealist
$2,499.99
KARL MANN 1930  NY ORIGINAL PAINTING ABSTRACT SIGNED 62 COLLAGE PAPER
karl mann 1930 ny original painting abstract signed 62 collage paper
$1,199.99
R NEAL MID CENTURY OLD ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING HOUSE ICY WINTER NIGHT SCENE SIGNED
r neal mid century old original oil painting house icy winter night scene signed
$699.99
SALVADOR DALI 1903 89 UNITED NATIONS LITHOGRAPH DALI HAND SIGNED NUMBERED RARE
salvador dali 1903 89 united nations lithograph dali hand signed numbered rare
$8,999.99
Art original oil painting floral woman nude african medium pink Kaylee Michelle
art original oil painting floral woman nude african medium pink kaylee michelle
$170.00
Paintings by JVW Surreal Golf course landscape series  7 of 9 14 x 11
paintings by jvw surreal golf course landscape series 7 of 9 14 x 11
$84.00
DALI Salvador  Constellations BOIS GRAVE ORIGINAL SIGN  DIVINE COMEDY
dali salvador constellations bois grave original sign divine comedy
$341.28

« Previous12345...89

Products previously bought from this site:
angelina wrona hush 11x14 print poster fantasy surreal girl short black hair , large vintage surrealist canvas painting circa 1970s80s susan sadler, dimitris c milionis greek aegean summer ii signed colored drawing greek 2001, oil painting on canvas white noise blizzard, gus fink art original painting outsider surreal pop lowbrow love left to give, clara ledesma 192499 original oil painting signed ny dominican latin surrealist, karl mann 1930 ny original painting abstract signed 62 collage paper, r neal midcentury old original oil painting house icy winter night scene signed, salvador dali 190389 united nations lithograph dali hand signed numbered rare, art original oil painting floral woman nude african medium pink kaylee michelle, paintings by jvw surreal golf course landscape series 7 of 9 14 x 11, dali salvador constellations boisgrave original sign divine comedy, movie posterargentina tangoaccordionbandoneondance music home room decor art, persistence of memory poster by salvador dal 36x24, watercolor tiger artwork 11 x 14, oil painting on canvas venus sunrise, surreal entertainment marvel heroes thanos infinity gauntlet glove cookie jar, salvador dali original hand signed color lithograph homage to venice large art, oil painting on canvas lincolns ghost in the mist, authentic josie maran surreal skin argan finishing balm travel size 18 oz new, surreal lives the surrealists 19171945 sep 01 1999 brandon ruth, salvador dali the divine comedy purgatory 23 woodblock art print gold leaf fr , salvador dali the arrival of dumont marquis de sade hand signed lithograph, female figure with head of flowers 1937 art print by salvador dal 14x11, cinquenta tigre real poster print by salvador dal 36x24, ex libris erotic exlibris by hlavaty pavel czech, vintage 1971 save our planet save our people serigraph poster by ernest trova, salvador dali lange de la melancolie 725 d original engravings coa aurelia, original vintage poster the mother of the kings polish film 1987 zaorski surreal, ceus jean mario dominican republic red woman painting surrealist signed, ceus jean mario dominican republic orange woman painting surrealist signed, original vintage poster polish film burial of potatoes surreal kolski movie 1990, retro abstract apocalyptic fox conceptual sketch drawing photo susan jorgensen, harry native hut cuban art watercolor painting, original vintage poster polish film kolory kochania 1988 movie love surreal 80s, guillaume apollinaire selected writings new directions 1st edition 1971 surreal, original vintage poster polish film the bet teresa kotlarczyk 1990 surreal movie, john tunnard a life and catalogue british surrealism fine hb dw op, tommy inberg we meet again old friend 11x14 art print poster fantasy, original vintage poster polish film paso doble dan pita 1985 surreal mouth art , original vintage poster polish death of the kidmaker surreal scary skull film , original etching attributed to felicien rops 18331898 les diaboliques, salvador dali venue at the bath hommage a albrecht durer original engravings, young girl near a window oil painting 1940sgar sparkslisted nj artist, salvador dali original color woodcut divine comedy comdie 1960 guiding angel , salvador dali original color woodcut divine comedy comdie c1960 wood suicide, ard con el ciclope cuban art mixed media painting, josep bacques art print framed surrealism, b000a1etx8 surreal gourmet bites showstoppers and conversation starters, new the new dad from a to z real tips for a surreal time, original vintage poster babettes feast 1987 film polish movie food surreal art, remembrance art print by angelina wrona white hair grave plot skull poster , vladimir ryklin original oil signed listed russian american ernst neizvestny, victor huerta 4c original cuban fine art painting on canvas cuba nude 12x31, alex levin original oil on canvas painting israeli surrealism art nude, realism rationalism surrealism art between the wars modernexlibrary, 1960s detroit lady amp; mannequin strange surreal unusual weird 35mm photo slide, jean arpgalerie denise rene1963 serigraph, sierra unsureal original oil painting on stretch canvas by irene livermore, b000fvkio2 dalimiro masters of surrealism, original vintage poster plaisirs damour surreal theater polish love pleasure , salvador dali picador amp; horse psigned fine art lithograph amp; coa, richard maitland 19252014 original painting surrealism dali magritte rare , salvador dali pegasus flying horse psigned fine art litho print, science fiction fantasy magazine cover painting bioprism signed with symbol 1998, 1 original surrealanimal letters of recommendation painting, photo wall art print of statue of liberty 85x11 signed original, salvador dali don quixote psigned litho art print coa, original vintage poster fernando krapp tankred dorst polish theater surreal 1995, surrealism theater arts ideas by nahma sandrow, salvador dali don quixote dalinean horses psigned lithograph art print, marc chagall poster art print moses amp; the ten commandments musee rath geneva, vintage 70s surreal faces oil painting retro art mid century modern wall hanging, vintage wasted dee landerman acrylic air brush painting retro art wall hanging, vtg 40s surreal mixed media oil gouache painting paul harris mid century modern, vtg 1970s nude surreal retro art mid century modern wall hanging mystery artist, vtg 50s surreal mixed media oil gouache painting paul harris mid century modern, vtg 70s abstract surreal animals painting retro wall hanging mid century modern, vtg abstract surreal topiary oil painting retro art mid century modern signed, salvador dali elephant temptation of saint anthony, tarkay itzchak original limited edition original serigraph gossip hand signed, miro big show original lithograph 1965 free ship in the us , miro all about all original lithograph 1965 free ship in the us , vintage mid century mcm art pottery surreal modern sculptures kingqueen bells , cute susan sisk signed acrylic cat animal 12 contemporary framed estate , the strangely surreal adventures of sylvia smetana paperback or softback, salvador dali cheval de triomphe horse psigned lithograph print, 2 oil paintings both signed by scott miller rare rare rare, nude painting scene paintingabstract oil painting sea witch coven attitude , 1 x beautiful panda bookmark chinese gift surreal animals 10 different designs, diablos caravan a surreal travel odyssey 2nd ed english paperback, huge surreal abstract oil on canvas robert anderson , salvador dalileda atomica 1949portrait of dalis wifesurrealism4x6 postcard

Copyright © 2018 — Classic Art Films — All Rights Reserved