The avant-garde: surrealism

Thursday, 3 September 2009

My favourite Avant-Garde is the surrealism, the last of the avant-garde.
The surrealism is an avant-garde movement began in the early 1920s. The surrealist ideas and his theories published in the “Surrealist Manifesto” in 1924. Surrealism searching to revived the “repressed” for occupy the same place in the world that the “real” for showing the “Total Reality”. For the surrealist movement the model should be an interior model like a dream.

Well, my favourite surrealist artist is René Magritte. He doesn’t work with the unconscious. He thinks he can be found the disturbing in the reality. Magritte use of ordinary objects in unfamiliar spaces is joined to his desire to create poetic imagery.
In 1960s the Magritte’s works is frequently used in publicity like books or music albums covers. As an example of this, the album “Beck-Ola” by the Jeff Beck group (reproducing Magritte's “The Listening Room”), Jackson Browne's 1974 album, “Late for the Sky”, with artwork inspired by Magritte's “L'Empire des Lumières”, and the Firesign Theatre's album “Just Folks” . . . A Firesign Chat based on “The Mysteries of the Horizon”.

I like so much the Magritte’s paintings, I love his “this is not a pipe” this picture seems to be a contradiction, but is a true: the painting is not a pipe; it is an image of a pipe. Magritte points out the reality can not be found by the realism-art itself, because the image of thing will be always an image of it, but not the thing itself.


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