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Surrealism

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Movement Overview

Surrealism was a 20th century literary, philosophical and artistic movement that developed in Europe in the aftermath of World War I. Surrealist artists such as René Magritte, Salvador Dalí and Max Ernst developed a range of techniques to help them explore the workings of the mind and the unconscious through art. The Surrealists were proponents of the irrational and the depiction of the illogical or nonsensical in their artworks. This ground-breaking art movement was known for being revolutionary in both a political and artistic sense and had a strong influence on the development of movements in the later half of the 20th century, notably Postmodernism.