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Surrealism Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    surrealism n : a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of Dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams
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Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members.

Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artefact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was above all a revolutionary movement.

Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities of World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy and social theory.

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  • "International Surrealism Now", A Project by Acclaimed Painter Santiago Ribeiro, Makes Debut at Gallery Vieira Portuense
    PORTO, Portugal, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Surrealism Now is a project by the surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro, who has dedicated himself to promoting the surrealism of the 21st century, ... Read more on this news related to 'Surrealism'
  • Cubans Get a Dose of Surrealism at Dali Exhibit
    A major collection of the Spanish-born surrealist artist Salvador Dali's work is the focus of an exhibit in Havana. Read more on this news related to 'Surrealism'
  • Surrealism and realism collide on film
    Western Cape filmmaker Wim Steytler began his creative journey as a teenager, drawing and taking photographs. Read more on this news related to 'Surrealism'

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