Surrealism meaning

sə-rēə-lĭzəm
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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Literature or art produced in this style.
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Origin of surrealism

  • French surréalisme sur- beyond (from Old French sur–) réalisme realism (from réalité realism) (from Medieval Latin reālitās) (from reālis real real1)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French surréalisme; sur- +"Ž realism

    From Wiktionary