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Surrealism Essay

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The early part of the twentieth century ushered in several profoundly evolving styles of painting. Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, and Dada could assault the senses and offend the viewer’s ideals while simultaneously extracting intense emotions. These movements were based on the beliefs that the artist could express their emotions directly to the viewer through the art, and that art should not be restricted by reason and social limitations. With a kind of nihilistic approach, and an almost selfish attitude, these new styles were the first to present a truly individualist nature. This unique take on artistic expression led to the formation of the Surrealist movement in the 1920’s.

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The formless creature on the ground is actually a representation of Dali himself. Self-portraits of this nature were common with his paintings, and he often portrayed himself as a “monster” or “The Great Masturbator,” possibly to deal with his own anxieties of life and sexuality. Another possible meaning is that time is irrelevant during our dreams, and the creature is without solid form as many of the objects and ideas within our dreams can be.

Viewing Salvador Dali’s surreal paintings, crudely speaking, is like taking an acid trip through the mind of mad genius. The Persistence of Memory may be his most famous, but it is far from his most disturbing painting. Works such as The Invisible Sleeping Woman, The Invention of Monsters, Sleep, The Burning Giraffe, One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate and Soft Self-Portrait With Grilled Bacon take the viewer on a journey of seemingly mental instability, and leaves them taking a personal inventory on what is and what is not important in life. Even...

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