Definition of Surrealism

1. Noun. A 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams.

Generic synonyms: Art Movement, Artistic Movement
Member holonyms: Surrealist
Derivative terms: Surrealist, Surrealistic

Definition of Surrealism

1. Noun. An artistic movement and an aesthetic philosophy that aims for the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative powers of the subconscious. ¹

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Definition of Surrealism

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Literary usage of Surrealism

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"For nobody can deny that surrealism has been the most influential art movement in ... He has ignored altogether the philosophical bases of surrealism. ..."

2. The Social Context of Music Education edited by José Luis Aróstegui (2004)
"Falsifying Music Education: surrealism and Curriculum Saville Kushner I want to look at what we would be unlikely to achieve in schooling—a vision of ..."

3. De Stijl Continued: The Journal Structure (1958-1964) : an Artists' Debate by Jonneke Jobse (2005)
"He saw the biomorphic form language of abstract surrealism and the geometric idiom of De ... It was shared by Read, who saw surrealism, together with the ..."

4. Joseph Csáky: A Pioneer of Modern Sculpture by Edith Balas (1998)
"This is the only instance in which the influence of surrealism can be detected ... surrealism did not appeal to Csáky, though everyone else in the Parisian ..."

5. Joseph Csáky: A Pioneer of Modern Sculpture by Edith Balas (1998)
"This is the only instance in which the influence of surrealism can be detected ... surrealism did not appeal to Csaky, though everyone else in the Parisian ..."

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