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ID number:712026
Published: 01.08.2003.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
References: Not used

"Surrealism was Dada without the cynicism (Kissick 419)." Surrealists clang to Freud and Jung and were delighted by the means of sexuality as a hearty competitor for the norms of art. The art of the surrealistic movement was from an evolved Dada movement. The ideas remained the same, but the "rebel without a cause" effect diminished.
Rene Magritte was a famous painter of the surrealist movement. One painting that really protrudes out to me is The Rape in 1934. Originating in Belgium, this oil on canvas painting is 28 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches in size. The reason that I enjoy this painting is that it truly represents everything that Freud, Jung, and every surrealist has longed to express. Some might view this painting in a different way but I see it as a picture of a woman through the eyes of a rapist. The unconscious of the rapist views all women as a sexual object. The body features that represent the eyes and the mouth of the woman portrayed signify what a rapist might see we he gazed upon a woman (online source).
Meret Oppenheim put together yet another piece of which I am not too fond of. Object is composed of a fur covered spoon, saucer, and cup. …

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