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  • Most Fascinating Form Of Art
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    Art comes in many different shapes and sizes. From drawing on a desk in high school to digital art on computers, we don't notice that art surrounds us everywhere. However, there is one particular art form that is gaining interest throughout the world, and has been around for years. This art form is known as Surrealism. Surrealism is the only form of art that truly lets you express your mind the way you want it to be expressed, with no limits or boundaries. In Surrealism, there is no gravity, wor...
  • Surrealistic Art A Message
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    Surrealism "Surrealism was a means of reuniting conscious and unconscious realms of experience so completely that the world of dream and fantasy would be joined to the everyday rational world in an absolute reality, a surreality". - Andre Breton Surrealism was a movement in visual art and literature that took place in Europe between the first and second world wars after the Dada movement. It was developed in 1924 by artist, Andre Breton. It was a reaction against "rationalism" and the culture an...
  • Guggenheim's Art Of This Century Gallery
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    Paul Jackson Pollock was born January 28, 1912, in Cody, Wyoming. He grew up in Arizona and California and in 1928 began to study painting at the Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles. In the fall of 1930, Pollock moved to New York and studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League. Benton encouraged him throughout the succeeding decade. By the early 1930's, Pollock knew and admired the murals of Jos'e Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Although he traveled widely throughout the Unite...
  • Automatism And Use Of Dreams
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    Surrealism As World War I came to an end, the Dada movement evolved into a new movement called Surrealism. This medium of art created a palette of purity and hope though automatism and use of dreams. The Surrealists strove for simplicity and spontaneity or as some called it, automatism. They wanted to answer the question "how shall I be free" and to express thought without any tainted preconceptions. They believed automatism "would reveal the true and individual nature of anyone who practiced it...
  • Part Of Japanese Art
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    Japanese sculptures served as fertility figures, but sexual characteristics are usually absent. Japanese sculptures create a sense of life and movement. They are usually of someone in a meditative position. Buddhism is a strong factor throughout Japanese art. The portrayals of Buddha in different forms as well as Bodhisattvas are also a part of Japanese art. Demons and devils are shown in Buddhist images not only to warn against the dangers of evil conduct, but also to give a sense of their legi...
  • Matta's Work And The Surrealist Movement
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    Roberto Matta an American Painter Roberto Matta was born on November 11, 1911 in Santiago, Chile. Matta was educated as an architect and as an interior designer at the Sacre Coeur Jesuit College and at the Catholic University of Santiago, from 1929-31. From 1933-34 he worked in Paris as a drafter for a famous architect named Le Corbusier. At the end of 1934 Matta visited Spain, where he met Federico Garcia Lorca, a poet / playwright, who through a letter, introduced Matta to Salvador Dali (surre...
  • Alberto Giacometti
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    His purpose was to express the? totality of life? and? find the real through external experiences? He was celebrated for his elongated figures that followed his break from the surrealists. But, who was Alberto Giacometti? Alberto Giacometti was born in 1901 in the Italian speaking town Borgo nova, Switzerland. Being the son of Giovanni Giacometti, an impressionist painter, he was encouraged in art at an early age. Giacometti had great confidence in his drafting ability at the age of 10, and at 1...

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