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Surrealism

1. Surrealism is "stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects and unexpected juxtapositions."

 

2. The quote suggests that surrealism is an individuals aknowledgment of repressed thoughts. These thoughts surface in different genres of art, and are represented by clashing images or ideas. The clash, however delivers a meaning.

 

3. In this image the male body is compared to a clock, or a working machine. The body operates in a similar manner.

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Taken on June 18, 2009