Surrealism


Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory, 1931 (MoMA)
Surrealism may be familiar from dorm room posters, but what do you really know about this movement?

The Case for Surrealism


Meret Oppenheim. Object - detail
Identifying as agents of change, the Surrealists were interested in Freudian psychology and social revolution.

Surrealism, an introduction








Man Ray, Gift, c. 1958 (replica of 1921 original), painted flatiron and tacks, 15.3 x 9 x 11.4 cm (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Man Ray takes a common household object and renders it strange, dysfunctional, and dangerous.

Man Ray, The Gift