(project surrealsim revisited, requested by Lisa)
What is surrealism?
' Andre Breton is considered the leader of the Surrealist movement, and he defined Surrealism as a pure state of mind that allows someone to express thoughts freely without the encumbrance of rational thought and societal rules. He and the other Surrealists were trying to introduce more open, free-thinking concepts that would allow people, particularly artists, to be aware of themselves without influence from the outside world. Breton pushed artists to look into their unconscious minds for inspiration. '
'All sorts of techniques and phenomena were employed to achieve this subconscious creativity, including dreams, hallucinations, automatic or random image generation - basically anything that circumvented the usual "rational" thought processes involved in creating works of art.'
The above are quotes from the internet. e.g.,
Who are your favourite surrealist artists?
Post your favourite surrealist painting by another artist?
How do you get your inspiration for painting surreal art?
Some practical advice would be great!!
These are just a few questions to get the ball rolling.
1. Please fell free to jump in by posting your own surrealist artwork done for this project this month and tell us how you arrived at your imagery.
2. Also please add your links to interesting pages for us to consider as we paint and draw in a surreal manner for the months of May and June.