GOODWILL ART GUIDE — Key Modern Art Styles

SURREALISM AND DADA
This set explores two 20th century art movements which radically altered conventional perceptions of the world



If these pictures made people jump — or gave them an uneasy feeling — then Surrealist painters were satisfied: they had jogged viewers into a ‘crisis of consciousness’. Their ideas challenged all art practices, and their influence has never wained.
Dada was invented in Zurich in 1915 where some young pacifists proposed that everything in the world was ‘bunk’, including art. These early conceptualists staged wild, nihilistic ‘happenings’ that quickly spread elsewhere.
In 1924 Surrealism was launched in Paris with a manifesto: the poet André Breton's revolutionary message was that ‘rationalism’ was no longer a valid way of thinking or means of expression and had led to World War I. He reasoned that the imagination and the irrational — dreams, the subconscious mind, automatism — were neglected creative forces.

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Other Key Modern Art Styles titles:
The Impressionists
The Expressionists
Cubism & Futurism
Abstract Expressionism &
Pop Art
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LIST OF CONTENTS

PART 1 Introducing Dada and Surrealism
Artistic response to war
Dada — art through performance
Art against the Weimar Republic
Surrealism and the subconscious
International appeal

PART 2 Looking at Dada and Surrealist art
Strange mixing
Dismembered parts
Surprising techniques
3-D and ready-mades

PART 3 Suggested classroom activities
Opportunities and hazards
Juxtaposing unrelated objects
Metamorphosis
Dreams and nightmares
Spontaneous drawings

PART 4 Brief biographies
De Chirico
Höch
Ernst
Miró
Picabia
Man Ray
Arp
Duchamp
Dali
Nash
Magritte
Delvaux

PART 5 — LOOKING AT THE IMAGES
The uncertainty of the poet, de Chirico
Conversation among the ruins, de Chirico
Dada panorama, Hoch
Celebes, Ernst
Men shall know nothing of this, Ernst
Dadaville, Ernst
The habit of leaves, Ernst
Head of a Catalan peasant, Miro
People and dog in the sun, Miro
Message from a friend, Miro
Behold the girl born without a mother, Picabia
Observatory hour, the lovers, Man Ray
Flower coat, Arp
Bicycle wheel, Duchamp
The bride stripped bare..., Duchamp
The persistence of memory, Dali
The sleep, Dali
Impressions of Africa, Dali
Premonition of the civil war, Dali
Landscape from a dream, Nash
The human condition, Magritte
Galconda, Magritte
The Domain d’Arnhelm, Magritte
The blank signature, Magritte
Sleeping Venus, Delvaux