20th Century Art

 

Organic Surrealism
 
Surrealism: Pure psychic automatism by which one expresses verbally or in writing or by any other method “the true functioning of the mind”. Dictation occurs in the absence of any control exercised by reason, and beyond any aesthetic, moral preoccupation, or law based in reality.
The Surrealists felt free to find their own routes of expression - whether they chose abstract forms, fantastic imagery, or disquieting depictions of everyday life, the choice was an individual one. They believed that art should reflect its time. Therefore, since society was being lead by “madmen”, art should reflect that madness.
 
 

 

Dog Barking at the Moon, 1926

 
Artist: Joan Miro (1893-1983)
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Personage Throwing a Stone at a Bird, 1926

 
Artist: Joan Miro (1893-1983)
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Rhythmic Personages, 1934

 
Artist: Joan Miro (1893-1983)
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Nocturne, 1940

 
Artist: Joan Miro (1893-1983)
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Dawn Perfumed by a Shower of Gold, 1954

 
Artist: Joan Miro (1893-1983)
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