An example of surrealism is the works of Salvador Dali.
Origin of surrealismFrench surréalisme: see sur- and amp; realism
- A literary and artistic movement of the 1900s that attempts to express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter.
- Literature or art produced in this style.
Origin of surrealismFrench surréalisme : sur-, beyond (from Old French; see sur–) + réalisme, realism (from réalité, realism, from Medieval Latin re&amacron;lit&amacron;s, from re&amacron;lis, real; see real1).
(countable and uncountable, plural surrealisms)
- An artistic movement and an aesthetic philosophy that aims for the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative powers of the subconscious.