Wednesday, June 6, 2007
ELLICE: Anything Imaginable is Possible...
Surrealism was an art movement originated in the late 1910's and early '20s as a literary movement that experimented with a new mode of expression called automatic writing (automatism). It sought to release the unbridled imagination of the subconscious. This style of art became an international intellectual and political movement.
Art was traditionally restricted by reason and societal limitations. Surrealism was a new art movement set out to produce surprising, unexpected imagery.
Surrealism is often described as the most influential of all twentieth-century art movements. Its poetic sensibility and way of perceiving reality is so pervasive that we take it for granted now.
Dream journals were a popular way for Surrealist artists to record there dreams and ideas only to later produce them in artistic form.
Design techniques included collage, automatism, and a strong fascination with the human body.
It can be said that the art movement of Surrealism happened in a purely unconscious state where anything was possible; it exposed the liberating power of the unconscious mind. Surrealist artists could step into an individual universe without rules of logic. They began to convey complex themes in poetic, often abstract ways.
It’s obvious to say that Surrealism has had a strong impact on art and design through the decades releasing a level of art where anything imaginable is possible.