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SALVADOR DALI AND SURREALISM To appreciate surrealism one must first understand it Take a pen or a pencil think for a minute and write down the first words that come into your mind exactly as you think of them Forget about the meaning of the words and do not change one word for a better one that would only interfere with the pure act of creation Surrealism is the kind of writing that you just produced in that experiment In the 1920s a group of French writers felt that one could record as accurately as possible the thoughts of the unconscious mindYoung 2251 However as a result their writing made little sense to the ordinary reader Among such senseless writing one famous phrase elephants are contagious by Paul Eluard means little to the reader Unless one realizes surrealists are more interested in free expression than in making sense in the usual way2251 Surrealistic painting became much more widely known than surrealistic writing in the 1920s and 30s Freud had presented some exciting discoveries about dreams- how they reveal a persons innermost thoughts and how they relate to the unconscious mind2251 Like surrealistic writers surrealistic painters felt that art could come out of the unconscious mind - untouched by a persons educated values For this reason they painted their dreams Of the many well-known painters who introduced surrealism to the public Salvador Dali was the best and most famous by far Rebel genius eccentric so many words can be used to describe Salvador Dali yet no one seems to understand his talents thoughts or actions Salvador Dali was born May 11 1904 in Figueras Spain to Salvador Dali Sr and Felipa Dome Domenech Dalis family took notice to his growing talent and encouraged his early interests in the arts They also created a studio in there home for young Dali to work in As Dalis interests in art grew he decided to enroll in
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