Origin of surrealismFrench surréalisme: see sur- and realism
Surrealism is a modern movement in art and literature that tries to express the subconscious mind.
An example of surrealism is the works of Salvador Dali.
a modern movement in art and literature, in which an attempt is made to portray or interpret the workings of the unconscious mind as manifested in dreams: it is characterized by an irrational, fantastic arrangement of material
- 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 reālitās ) ( from reālis real ; see real 1. )
(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.
- The Frenchman was reportedly influenced by surrealism, an art movement that found significance in the meanings that lie beneath the surface of everyday life.
- Man Ray : An extremely influential artist of the Dada and Surrealism movements, Man Ray's photographic work was truly groundbreaking.