Surrealism

Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Anais Nin Anais Nin was a passionate woman, not only in her works but also in her life. The fact that she lived life to the fullest is what made her books so intriguing. Although her diaries were a chronicle of her experience, her fiction showed the reader sides of her while displaying everyone's innermost desires. In her own words Nin says, the role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say (Rollins), and she does exactly that. For this reason her works ta
The Life of Andy Warhol
The Life of Andy Warhol
The Life of Andy Warhol Never before have I encountered more intriguing works of art than those done by Andy Warhol. I have been curious about his life ever since I saw his work in Milwaukee. I saw his famous work of the Campbells Soup Can. By viewing this, one can tell he is not your average artist. Im sure his life is full of interesting events that shaped him into who he was. As an artist myself, I would like to get to know the background of his life. I may then be able to appreciate his st
SURREALISM AND TS ELIOT
SURREALISM AND TS ELIOT
SURREALISM AND T.S. ELIOT Surrealism is a dangerous word to use about the poet, playwright and critic T.S. Eliot, and certainly with his first major work, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock . Eliot wrote the poem, after all, years before Andre Breton and his compatriots began defining and practicing surrealism proper. Andre Breton published his first Manifesto of Surrealism in 1924, seven years after Eliot's publication of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. It was this manifesto whic
The painting that I chose to compare to the novel Metamorphosis by Fra
The painting that I chose to compare to the novel Metamorphosis by Fra
The painting that I chose to compare to the novel Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, was painted in 1937 by Salvatore Dali. Dali is an established Surrealist painter, who, like Kafka, explored his own psyche and dreams in his work. Dali invented a process, called the paranoiac critical method, which is used in this painting, to assist his creative process. As Dali described it, his aim in painting was to materialize the images of concrete irrationality with the most imperialistic fury of precisi
Two of Kafkas' most predominate works The Trial and The Metamorphosis
Two of Kafkas' most predominate works The Trial and The Metamorphosis
Two of Kafkas' most predominate works, The Trial and The Metamorphosis, are very similar in many aspects, yet also have unique differences. Many of these similarities and differences are very obvious, but also there are subtle comparisons that the reader might not pick up while reading. One would think, after reading both stories, that the differences outweigh the similarities, but that is not entirely true. Not only should the reader view the style of the writing when comparing the two, but al
Tamala Garrett
Tamala Garrett
Tamala Garrett English 376 Due 1/29/96 CRITIQUE OF THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, and directed by Robert Weine. It was produced in 1919 by Erich Pommer for Decla-Bioscop. 1919 was a year in which the movie industry was transformed into a giant industry. Although the movie was produced in 1919, it was not released in the United States until 1921. A time when film makers were out to prove that film was indeed art. In the year 1
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman 1. Describe examples of some of the more non-realistic elements of the scenery? In what ways has the designer flirted with fantasy, expressionism, surrealism, or other elements of twentieth century non-realistic art? I think that play is grounded in realism, is a kind of epitome of the real world, but it also contains elements of expressionism of twentieth century non realistic art, specifically when it depicts the portrays of Willy Loman’s mind and his emotions. The surreal
American Painting and sculpture
American Painting and sculpture
American Painting and sculpture 17th-Century Painting and Sculpture Colonial art reflects that of the European colonizing nations, adapted to the dangers and harsh conditions of a vast wilderness. Spanish influences prevailed in the West, while English styles, with a leaven of Dutch and French, predominated in the East. Outside the Southwest, native styles did not exert a lasting influence on colonial art. Like colonial architecture, 17th-century colonial painting reflects English styles of at l
Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall Marc Chagall as an artist and as a person cannot be categorized. He was born in Vitebsk, Russia, learned to paint in St. Petersburg and lived in Paris, Berlin, and the United States. His career is influenced by many different factors. His Hasidic Jewish upbringing reflected in the content of his paintings greatly. The lyrical fairy tales of Jewish mysticism, the stories of the Bible, and the Rabbis and scholars who surrounded him in his childhood come out onto his work. When he went
The Life and Art of Salvador Dali
The Life and Art of Salvador Dali
The Life and Art of Salvador Dali Salvador Dali's life and art were very closely related. Everything in his life was reflected in his art. All the major changes in his works and styles represented important turning points for him. When Dali was younger, he experimented with different styles. The first style he used was soft, blurry and seemed a little bit out of focus, although his use shadowing was well from the beginning. Dali's early works were not very impressive, but he was very talented an
Auschwitz Hell's Gate
Auschwitz Hell's Gate
Auschwitz: Hell's Gate Above you stands an archway of iron with the words Arbeit mact frei.(Encarta) You see your family get separated into separate lines before you. When you meet the German guard at the front of the line, the surrealism becomes a reality. The only way out of this hellish place is through the chimneys.(Pettit 80) Auschwitz was not always the notorious extermination camp that we know it as today. Until 1939, it was a Polish army camp. When the Germans took Poland, Adolf Eichmann
Seeing Through Salvador Dals Kaleidoscopic Eyes
Seeing Through Salvador Dals Kaleidoscopic Eyes
Seeing Through Salvador Dalí’s Kaleidoscopic Eyes Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí I Domènech was the son of Salvador Dalí Cusí and Felipa Domènech Ferrés. He was born on the lackadaisical day of May 11, 1904. Dalí later claimed to have been named after an older brother that had died at the age of twenty-two months, but in actuality he was dubbed after his father and grandfather. Felipe is the male equivalent of his mother’s name while Jacinto came from his uncle. The family lived in a small, rural
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction The artist that I chose to write about is Salvador Dali. Many think that Salvador Dali thoroughly changed the rules of Surrealism. Yet, he wasn’t just a Surrealist. Dali went through stages [periods] of different art styles. Surrealism just helped him claim his fame. Later, in my research paper, I will describe his life and the many problems and pressures that Dali experienced. Salvador Dali Salvador Dali was born May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain. Just before he was born his older b
Marcel Duchamp is considered
Marcel Duchamp is considered
Marcel Duchamp is considered as one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century by the modern art world. Duchamp, who participated in artistic movements from Fauvism to Surrealism, was an innovator and a revolutionary within the art world. Duchamp, being a founding force in the Dada movement, was also a main influencing factor of the development of the 20th Century avant-garde art. All in all Duchamp has become a legend within the art world. Marcel Duchamp was born on July 28,1887 in Bl
Art and Mind
Art and Mind
Art and Mind The human mind is a very powerful tool and organ. There are however imperfections in the way it processes things. Illusions for example, are visual stimuli that trick the brain because the brain cannot process all visual images correctly. Why do we see puddles forming up the road while we are driving in our cars on a hot summer day? Why do some parts of a drawing look bigger when in fact they are smaller? There have been many artists that have used illusions in their paintings, M.C.
Commercial Art
Commercial Art
Commercial Art The contemporary commercial art and design of today has no doubt been created through the heavy influences of 20th century art. Most corporations who advertise on a large scale look back to the most influential art of the past century when creating their ads. It's almost impossible to walk the city streets without being bombarded by billboards with crafty designs and catchy phrases. With a little research though, it's fairly easy to find that the basis of this commercial art can b
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali From the real to the surreal, Salvador Dali embodied it all. Once he was satisfied with his abilities to mimic what he saw in the world, he began to play with objects and space. He comprehended, perfected and finally transcended realism and his work became much more than paint on canvas. In a forward that transpersonal psychologist Ken Wilber did for Alex Grey’s book Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey, he stresses that all of us possess the eye of flesh, the eye of mi
Underage Drinking In America
Underage Drinking In America
Underage Drinking In America: It’s Monday night at about 11:30, but I’m doing something different tonight that I haven’t done on a Monday night in a while; I’m staying sober. Yes, I am underage (19 years and 6 months to be exact) and it won’t be until my Junior year of college before I can take my first legal drink in the United States. But I am not the only one who drinks while under the legal age limit; there is an estimated 63% of underage college students that get drunk on a minimu
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904. He was a leader in the new movement of art in the early 20th century called Surrealism. In 1921 Dali studied at the San Fernando Acadamy of Fine Arts in Madrid. Here he was able to associate and learn from such Spanish modernists as Fedrico Garcia Lorca, and Luis Bundel. He also was influenced by Italian futurists and the metaphysical paintings of Giorgio de Chirico. In his early works, however, Dali gave credit to his own Catalan sense of fa
Does Science Explain All
Does Science Explain All
Does Science Explain All? In the beginning there was darkness. Then there was light. Then there was consciousness. Then there were questions and then there was religion. Religions sprouted up all over the world as a response to some of humanity's most troubling questions and fears. Why are we here? Where do we come from? Why does the world and nature act as it does? What happens when you die? Religions tended to answer all these questions with stories of gods and goddesses and other supernatural
Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Tamala Garrett English 376 Due 1/29/96 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, and directed by Robert Weine. It was produced in 1919 by Erich Pommer for Decla-Bioscop. 1919 was a year in which the movie industry was transformed into a giant industry. Although the movie was produced in 1919, it was not released in the United States until 1921. A time when film makers were out to prove that film was indeed art. In the year 19
Joan Miro
Joan Miro
Joan Miro Working Thesis: The Catalan struggle and Spanish Civil War greatly influenced Joan Miró’s art; Miró’s techniques of forceful strokes with paint and ceramics enable Miró to express his feelings and depict the Catalan people’s struggle through art. Surrealism in the 1920s was defined as a fantastic arrangement of materials that influenced Miró, due to the fact that he was one of the most original and sympathetic artists during the Surrealism periods. Miró was born into the Catalan cultur
Cubism
Cubism
Cubism Heather Gugin December 13,1999 Cubism Before the twentieth century, art was recognized as an imitation of nature. Paintings and portraits were made to look as realistic and three-dimensional as possible, as if seen through a window. Artists were painting in the flamboyant fauvism style. French postimpressionist Paul Cézannes flattened still lives, and African sculptures gained in popularity in Western Europe when artists went looking for a new way of showing their ideas and expressing the
Finding its origins in the 1920's Surrealism was a movement within the
Finding its origins in the 1920's Surrealism was a movement within the
Finding its origins in the 1920's, Surrealism was a movement within the arts dedicated to the dreams and the imagination, defying conscious control of reason and all convention. A product of Modernism, Surrealists purposefully centered their works upon the rejection of tradition. They relied heavily on symbols and associations, and were also highly influenced by Freudian theories. Visual artists within Surrealism - for instance, Dalí, Magritte, or Ernst - depicted elaborate dreamscapes includin
Eugene Ionesco est ne le 26 novembre 1912 a Slatina en Roumanie Il ete
Eugene Ionesco est ne le 26 novembre 1912 a Slatina en Roumanie Il ete
Eugene Ionesco est ne le 26 novembre, 1912 a Slatina en Roumanie. Il eteit elu a l’Academie Francaise in 1970. Apres qu’il avait obtenu son diplome et sondoctorat, il a travaille a Paris comme correcteur, et bientot, il a commence a ecrire. Comme ecrivain, Ionesco inspirait une grande revolution dramatique. Il a aide a inaugurer le Theatre de l’Absurde. En 1949, il a ecrit La Cantatrice Chauve. La piece etait basee sur des idees antilogiques. Ses deux pieces suivanted etaient La Lecon (1951) et
Bodas De Sangre
Bodas De Sangre
Bodas De Sangre Bodas de Sangre, de Federico García Lorca Federico García Lorca nació en la provincia granadina de Fuentevaqueros el día 5 de junio, 1898. Creció rodeado de las influencias Arabes y gitanas de su querida ciudad andaluza y su amor por el mundo artístico se revelo desde muy temprana edad (España pg148). En 1919 llego a Madrid para estudiar en la universidad también fue aquí donde Lorca empezó a escribir sus grandes obras. Lorca vivió un corto tiempo en Nueva York y de esta estancia