20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.
The movement was a reaction to the first World War. Psychologically, Europe was in turmoil. The first world war was so massive and so devastating that the art world responded by creating artwork grounded in escapism. Why create artwork that makes any rational sense when the entire world doesn't make any sense? Some surreal artists took their inspiration from dream worlds, while others looks more towards current culture and society and took that imagery and subverted it to make a comment about their social state of affairs.
How to create a surreal artwork:
There are a number of key elements that make up a surreal artwork.
You are to create your own original illustration inspired by Surrealism. It MUST include the following:
When you are done with your project, and it is in your google portfolio for grading, answer the following questions in the comment section underneath your slide: