Sign in or register
for additional privileges


Alexei Taylor, Author
SLUMBER, page 1 of 10
Previous page on path     Next page on path


You appear to be using an older verion of Internet Explorer. For the best experience please upgrade your IE version or switch to a another web browser.


Publicly outspoken on political issues, and actively
advocating a radicalization in the thought process of the people, surrealists
like the poet Andre Breton more readily identified Surrealism as a cultural
revolution, rather than as an artistic movement. In the first Surrealist
manifesto, written in 1924, he defined Surrealism as,

automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express -- verbally, by
means of the written word, or in any other manner -- the actual functioning of
thought. Dictated by the thought, in the absence of any control exercised by
reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern."

thus somewhat cruelly severing any ties between the surrealist
movement and  aesthetic art. Instead,
Andre Breton explicitly aligned this ideology with expression through submission
to the impulses of the unconscious, in a way that avoided any association or
submission to predominantly accepted logic.  Of course,
the Surrealist movement, its development, and its progress, were primarily
portrayed, and best observed in the realm of the arts, spanning the genres of
Literature, music, and the visual arts, but Andre Breton, the leader of the
close-knit circle of surrealists in the post-World War I global society, as
well as those who gravitated towards him, advocated that surrealism should be
incorporated into every other facet of day to day living, with the idea that
rather than suppress the unconscious by means of a controlling, hindering
rationality, each man should give more precedence to  this oft undervalued component of the human

Comment on this page


Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path SLUMBER, page 1 of 10 Next page on path

Related:  World's Quickest Personality TestBIBLIOGRAPHYProfane IlluminationNAPthe thinkerDream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second before AwakeninggreetingsLATCHING ONTO FREUDSLUMBERTHE ORIGIN OF SUPERMANObserverSNAPSHOTS OF THE DREAM WORLD: THE POWER OF THE CAMERAthe pillsSymbolicMetonymySNAPSHOTS OF THE DREAM WORLD: INVOKING THE POWERS OF THE CAMERAAuthenticityLA PERSISTENCIA DE LA MEMORIA: A DREAMSCAPEAlteritythe observer?FREUD'S IDEAS OF THE UNCONSCIOUSBIBLIOGRAPHYepistemeGenderNAPPOP-CULTURE THEMED T-SHIRTSTHE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN LA PERSISTENCIA DE LA MEMORIAEssay Proposal: Salvador Dali's La Persistencia De La MemoriaTHE UNCONSCIOUS IN DALI’S LA PERSISTENCIA DE LA MEMORIAHAND PAINTED DREAM PHOTOGRAPHY: DALI'S TECHNOLOGYsubjective realityMY INTRODUCTORY PAGETHE UNCONSCIOUS MINDCOME. SLEEP.Dali's Sketch of FreudMumler's art"I'M PRETTY FLY"postmodern musicFreud's Mental Mapdifferent culturesPostmodernCREATING UNDER INFLUENCE: FREUD'S PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON THE SURREALISTSEpistemologyMAN OF STEEL: AN ETHNOGRAPHYSUPERMAN'S JOURNEY TO STYLIN ONLINEAndre Breton: The Leader of the SurrealistsA Cross-section of the Surrealists: "Revolutionaries or Artists?"THE UNCONSCIOUSLA PERSISTENCIA DE LA MEMORIA: DALI'S DEPICTION OF THE UNCONSCIOUSWORKS CITEDIs the left ballerina rotating in the same direction as the middle one? Animated visual Illusion.