Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Drawing inspiration from Surrealism

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. This phrase "Surrealism" was coined by the french poet Guillaume Apollinaire who used the term 'sur-réaliste' to describe a form of expression that surpasses realism. 

This style of art is something that has inspired a direction to take with regards to the visual narrative produced for "Solitude". The story of solitude focuses a great deal on hallucinations that a prisoner may go through whilst in solitary confinement and also looks at the realms of being asleep or awake. The abstract visuals that are associated with surrealism lend themselves well to our installation because the character in the piece finds it hard to distinguish the difference between what is real and what is a figment of their imagination.

Salvador Dali - The Persistence of Memory

Filmmaker - Luis Buñuel

Surrealism in Film:

Un chien andalou, Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí

Un chien andalou, Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí

Surrealism in Photography:


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